A Celebration of Life:
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Saturday May 4, 2019
Dr. Carl W. Hastings, affectionately known as ‘Dr. Carl’, left this earth on April 13 to be with his Lord. As Chief Scientific Officer of Reliv International, he exemplified a good and faithful servant while enjoying life as is meant to be. He married his sweetheart, Jean, in 1962 who were together since 6th grade. Until his passing, he never stopped putting her first, along with his two sons, Steve (Crystal) and Brett (Kristin), and 7 grandchildren, Laura, Graham, Cole, Ty, Emma, Olivia, and Alexa, who treasured their Papa. He was proceeded in death by an older brother, Harold and his parents, Ray and Jewel Hastings of Louisville, IL.
Dr. Carl was valedictorian at Clay County High School (Louisville, IL). He then obtained 3 degrees, including his Doctorate of Food Science, at University of Illinois. Jean also obtained a teaching degree at UI. Steve, his first son, was born as he entered grad school. Carl, Jean, Steve and Brett now hold degrees from Illinois; he was very proud of the tradition.
Dr. Carl was hired by Mead Johnson when he graduated. Evansville, IN became home. He excelled as a food scientist as he was a lead on projects that included Enfamil, the first soy baby formula, Pals vitamins, Weight Watchers and others. While in Evansville, Brett joined the family.
He moved to Mt. Zion, IL in 1976 to join A.E. Staley. He was, by then, known as an expert on soy nutrition. The family spent 10 years there. During this time, he became involved with Robert Montgomery through a relationship with Brett and Ryan (Bob’s son) in baseball. They would team up to form Reliv International.
Reliv became his true legacy. He changed lives with superior nutrition around the world. He holds 9 patented products. He was named one of the top 10 Chief Scientific Officers in the U.S. He won a Stevie award as number one new product, the top recognition, for 24k which he developed with Reliv. But most of all, Dr. Carl Hastings was a dedicated husband, a loving father, a proud grandfather, a faithful friend and he will be most remembered for his compassion and caring for everyone who knew him.
Dr. Carl enjoyed family, friends, traveling to Hawaii and, especially, serenity time at his home at Lake of the Ozarks. He gave to everyone – charities, friends in need, the community – everyone. He was admired and adored by his family, staff, friends and business associates.
Dr. Carl joined Living Word Church in Wildwood, MO with his wife and son Steve’s family and attended faithfully. An accomplished man who gave and remained incredibly humble; he set the example.
R.I.P. Dr. Carl. You did good.
1:00 memorial service; May 4, 2019
2:00 to 4:00 — cake and tea/coffee for personal celebration
Living Word United Methodist Church
17315 MANCHESTER ROAD
WILDWOOD, MO 63038
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reliv Kalogris Foundation, Living Word United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society.
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