Christian 12

Joseph Roger Hastings, Sr.

May 17, 1939 ~ March 6, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Joseph Hastings, Sr. Obituary

Poquoson, Joseph “Roger” Hastings passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born on May 17, 1939 on the kitchen table of his parent’s home in Amelia, Virginia.  His family moved to Poquoson when he was a teenager where fell in love with and married his future wife of 65 years, Deanna.  He graduated from Poquoson High School Class of 1956.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Russell Hastings & Nellie Virginia Wilson Hastings, his brother Douglas R. Hastings, and his wife Deanna W. Hastings.
Roger is survived by his son Roger Jr., daughter Karen Hastings, honorary daughter Heather Salvador, granddaughter Megan McDonald (Dan) and great grandson (Cameron).  He is also survived by his sister Judy Allen Hannagan.  Also, very special to Roger were his nephews, niece, and great nephews and great niece Aura.   He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson.  He was also active with the Poquoson Meals on Wheels program for many years.  Roger retired from Fort Eustis after 25 years of Civil Service. Roger was a dedicated and loving husband and wonderful father. He loved to play the guitar and sing blue grass and country songs. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 12th at 11 AM at Weston Cemetery in Poquoson.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.  Online condolences to  Special thanks to Gina Forrest Backus Wilkinson for all the loving caregiving to both Roger and Deanna during their illnesses and end of life; and the Riverside Home Health and Hospice that provided much comfort.

Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.

Online condolences to

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph Roger Hastings, Sr., please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joseph Roger Hastings, Sr.?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joseph's memory.


Graveside Service
March 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Weston Cemetery
1436 Poquoson Avenue
Poquoson, VA 23662


Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson VA 23662


© 2023 Claytor Rollins Funeral Home and Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility