Wilson Hastie Sr., 85, died on March 1, 2018.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1932, to Frank and Emma Pearson in Sumter.
Wilson was a hard worker and at an early age he work for Williams Furniture.
He and his wife, Daisy, moved to Brooklyn, New York, with their first child, Wilson Hastie Jr., for a better life.
He was a mason and worked on the World Trade Centers. While there, he and his wife welcomed two additional children, Bernard Hastie and Pamela Hastie Taylor.
His wife, Daisy, died in 1974.
He later married Willie Mae Horne Hastie and after a successful career he returned to Sumter in 1996. He immediately returned to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents and wife, Daisy, he was preceded in death by a son, Bernard Hastie; two brothers, Woodrow and Alexander Hastie; two sisters Clarisy Archer and Eva Harvin; and two grandsons, LeRon Hastie and Devin Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Horne Hastie of Elizabethtown, North Carolina; two children Wilson (Brenda) Hastie Jr., and Pamela Taylor, both of Sumter; four brothers, Murray, Frank, Calvin and John Hastie, all of Sumter; one granddaughter, Tia DesChamps-Turner of Charlotte, North Carolina; an "adopted" grandson Taj Pugh of Pinewood; five great-grandchildren, Whitney and friend Crawford, Chloe DesChamps, Demi Taylor and Kelly and Kyle Tuner; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with pastor Willie Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford Cemetery.
The body will lie from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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