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Ralph Bernard Hasty

– Ralph Bernard Hasty, 87, of Marshall, NC passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022, at home.
Mr. Hasty was born in Crab Orchard, KY on January 14, 1935, son of the late Carlton “Carl” Elijah and Verlin Helton Hasty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Albert, Delbert, Delmus and Lonnie Hasty and two sisters: Wanda and Imogene.
Survivors include his wife: Kathy Hasty; two sisters: Augusta Manuel (James) of Crab Orchard, KY, and Janet Swanson of Calhoun; one brother: Michael Hasty (Elda) of Sugar Valley, GA; his sons: Greg Hasty (Crystal) and Jeff Hasty (Linda) of Indianapolis, IN; his daughters: Jeanette Gipson (Scott) of Nashville, TN; Tamara Arbogast (James) of Marshall, NC; and 5 grandchildren: Gregory, Abigail, Jack, Ian and Aiden; and 3 step-grandchildren: Scott, Sara and Trenton; as well as several step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Growing up, Ralph played center for his high school basketball team in Crab Orchard, KY and was team MVP 1953-54. He helped coach his children’s youth league basketball and softball teams and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play basketball and attending their school functions.
Ralph joined and maintained his membership with the Brookside Masonic Lodge, #720, Indianapolis, IN since 1960 and was a Master Mason.
Ralph was a hard worker and had a long career. For 31 years he worked for RCA- first as a factory manager in Indianapolis, IN and later transferring to help build and open the QTI plant in Weaverville, NC (more recently known as SonoPress). After retiring from there, he worked for H & R Block in Weaverville and Asheville branches as a senior tax preparer/office manager for 29 years. He retired fully in 2016 at the age of 81 after having spine surgery.
Those who know Ralph would most fondly remember him for his sense of humor and “dad” jokes and the stories he told of growing up with all his brothers and sisters in Kentucky.
The family would like to thank the Carepartner’s Hospice team, especially nurse Karen, for her guidance and compassion.
Due to COVID concerns, the family has chosen to have a private graveside service with Masonic Rites later this spring at Mt Zion Church of Christ Cemetery in Crab Orchard, KY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memorandum to The American Lung Association.