William David Hasty, Jr. 34306509


Parents’ name: William D. Hasty and Molly D. Hasty

Born: September 9th, 1914, Wingate, N.C., Route 1, Union County

Died: Killed June 25th, 1944, in France at the Battle Of Cherbourg, France

He was buried in France. His body was later brought to Monroe and buried in the Monroe City Cemetery, Oct. 1945, with full military honors. Services were conducted by Rev. Jack T. Aiken of the First Baptist Church and Dr. C. C. Burris, president of Wingate Junior College at the First Baptist Church of Monroe N. C.

Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church of Monroe, by Rev. Jack T. Aiken and Rev. E. C. Snyder.

His Life:

William David Hasty Jr., graduated from Union High School and Wingate Junior College in 1934. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe. He was emploued by the Imperial Life Insurance Co. of Monroe, when he entered the service.

He married Miss Jewell Pendergrass of Yadkin County, and had no children. He has three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Joves of Monroe, Mrs. J. H. Pressley, of Monroe, and Mrs. Harley Parder, of Monroe.

Two brothers, Stephen Hasty, of Wingate, and Ellison Hasty of Wingate.

He was drafted into service June 8, 1942, at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N. C. He received his training at Camp Pickett, Va., Camp Beanding, Fla., Tennessee Maneuvers, and also at Camp Phillips, Kansas. Desert Maneuvers at Arizona, and California.

Je was transferred from N. C. to England, April 16th, 1944. He was overseas two months and was engaged in the Battle of Normandy, France and was in the First Division to land in Normandy.

He was a charter member of the Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Monroe Masonic Order Monroe Lodge No. 244.

Last Rites Sunday


Interment Will Be Made In Family Plot, Monroe Cemetery

Final rites for Pfc William D. Hasty, Jr., 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Hasty of the Union community, Lanes Creek township, will be held at the family plot in Monroe cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev Jack T Akin will officiate, assisted by Rev. C.C. Burris. Full military honors will be accorded by the Floyd Staton Post of American Legion, Marshville organization. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Monroe Lodge.

Pfc Hasty was killed in action in France in June 25,1944, a few days after D-Day, while serving with the infantry. He was among the first troops to land in Normandy.

"Dub" Hasty, as he was known here, was a well-known young busuness man of Monroe. He received his education at the Union high school and graduated from Wingate Junior College in 1934.

He held a position with Efird's Department store for approximately two years after which he was connevted with the Imperial Life Insurance Company as an agent in Monroe, which position he held until he was called into service June 8, 1942.

He received his training at Camp Pickett, Va., Camp Blanding, Fla., Tennessee Maneuvers, Camp Philips, Kansas, Desert maneuvers in Arizona and California and from there traing points, was transferred to England, April 16, 1944.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Jewel Pendergrass; his parents; three sisters, Mrs C.C. Jones and Mrs. Houston Pressley of Monroe and Mrs. Harley Parker of the county; and two brothers, Stephen Hasty and Ellison Hasty of Lanes Creek township.

Honorary pallbearers will be charter members of the pre-war Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce, of which Mr. Hasty was one, members of the Monroe Masonic Lodge, and Dr. J.G. Faulk, Dr. E.J. Williams and Dr. R.H. Garrenn, Dr. G.M. Smith, Brice Rushing, Jr., George Brown, Reecie Horton, Ralph Eubanks, Hayne Baucom, John M. Baucom, Emmett Trull, Hal Love, Dick Powell, Charlie Thomas, W.B. Love, Vann Hargett, Tom Rushing, Max Parker, Keith Baucom and Hayes Green.

The body of Pfc. Hasty arrived in Monroe this morning and will remain at the Harris-Wells Funeral Home until the funeral hour.

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