NEWPORT NEWS - Dan R. Hood Sr., 80, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010.|
A native of Mount Olive, N.C., he was a resident of Newport News, Va., for more than 50 years and retired from Dan Hood Insurance.
He graduated from Newport News High School in 1947, where he was involved in athletics. He was a devoted Blue Devils fan for many years. He was a member of the Boys and Girls Club Board, the Deer Run Golf Course Board, and was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hood was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Kate Hood and William H. Hood; and a granddaughter, Keegan Hood.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jackie Riley Hood; one daughter, Laurie Hood McLane and husband, Mark; four sons, William Thomas Hood, Dan Rex Hood Jr. and wife, Sheryl, Michael Hood, and Jerry L. Hood and partner, Tommy; one sister, Peggy Hood Smith and husband, Judge Douglas Smith (Ret.); 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Riverside Hospice, Griswold Special Care, and give a special thanks to Latasha Peed for her loving care.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the funeral home with burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Hospice or the Boys and Girls Club of Newport News.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from May 2 to May 3, 2010