William O. “Billy” Hasty Jr., 60, of Granite City, passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
Billy was born on Aug. 11, 1955, in Granite City, a son to the late William O. and Billie J. (Moad) Hasty Sr.
Billy gave more than 40 years as an operating engineer for local union No. 520, retiring in 2012. In his free time Billy enjoyed cars, fitness and working in his yard. He had a special love for his dogs, Duke and Bella, but most of all he loved his wife and his family.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Becki (Price) Hasty, whom he married on Feb. 14, 2005; his son, Shaun Thomas Hasty of Granite City; daughter, Brittani and (Drew) Craft of Granite City; granddaughter, Layla May Craft of Granite City; and sisters, Gloria “Butchie” and (Bill) Hanfelder of Granite City, Patsy and (Larry) Burns of Piedmont, Mo., Debra and (John) Burdge of Edwardsville.
In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Steve McKinney officiating at Grace Church East, 4701 Illinois Route 111, Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, is serving the family.