HOOD, DONALD RAY "CHIEF" - age 62, of Kingston, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He attended Potters House Fellowship. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, presently worked at Roane County Court House as a court officer. Former Roane County Chief Deputy, Captain of the Rescue Squad and employee of TVA, worked in the emergency management field and active member of the Defender's LEMC. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Hood; mother, Marie Hood Proctor; step father, Russell Proctor; and mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Woody. Survivors include wife of 32 years, Debbie Hood of Kingston; son, Donald Ray Hood, Jr. (Kelly) of White Bluff, Tennessee; daughter, Ashley Smith (Kevin) of Kingston; granddaughter, Emerson Elizabeth Smith; sister, Carolyn Burton of Dickson; father-in-law, Don Woody of Kingston; brother-in-law, Mike Woody (Dottie) of Kingston; nieces, nephews and many cherished family and friends that he loved. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Kyle Beverly officiating. Burial 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Potters House Africa Feeding 319 Roddy Lane Harriman, TN 37748. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Nov. 7, 2013
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