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Location: Nashville Golf and Athletic Club
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Since 2004, members of the Tennessee Wireless Association, and others across the country, have joined together to celebrate the memory of Jon Hastings. Our annual golf tournament brings together his friends and family for one day to honor his life. Over the past 15 years of hosting the tournament in Nashville, the Tennessee Wireless Association has donated over $400,000 to Pearle Point Nutrition Services in Jon's memory.
Jon Hastings passed away in August 2004 at the age of 45 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. The Tennessee Wireless Association (TWA) held the first annual Jon Hastings Memorial Golf Tournament in 2005 to honor Jon for his hard work and dedication to the telecommunications industry.
Jon played an instrumental role in the organizational development of the TWA, including drafting the by-laws of the TWA and serving as TWA's first President. TWA was the first state wireless association established.
Jon began his legal career after graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1983. He was a member of Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry, PLC (n/k/a Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) and was involved in drafting legislation concerning environmental and telecommunications issues.
Mayor Bill Purcell appointed Jon to the Metro Stormwater Management Commission. Jon also served as legal counsel for the Democratic Party, was listed in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and was recognized for his work in public utility law. Jon also received the "Good Guy Award" from the Women's Political Caucus and "Volunteer of the Year" from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Jon was recognized for leadership as one of Nashville's "Top 40 Under 40" by the Business Nashville magazine and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Democratic Party. Jon also served on the boards of The Friends of the Public Library; the Nashville City Club; the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association; the Nashville Downtown Partnership; the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; the Frank G. Clement Foundation; Visions with Infinite Possibilities; and the Marcus Robertson Children's Foundation.
More important than his professional successes were Jon's successes as a husband, friend and father. Jon left a loving wife, Emily, and two beautiful daughters, Camden and Tinsley, who were the center of his universe. His love for Emily, Camden, and Tinsley were evident to all who knew him.
Jon was a man of incredible self-discipline. He was an accomplished marathon runner, having completed the Music City Marathon, the San Diego Marathon and others.
Jon made a difference in this world and because of his generous spirit, self-discipline, unquestionable character, and dedication, he left this world better than he found it. Jon never met a stranger. When you talked with Jon he always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Jon personified respect and professionalism. No matter how busy Jon was, he always made you feel that he had all the time in the world for you. Jon will always be deeply loved and fondly remembered.
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