Bill Hood

Bill D. Hood left us to be with the Lord on Friday, June 14, 2013. Bill fought a long and arduous battle against multiple diseases just to be with the ones he loved for as long as possible. He was born on July 21, 1929 in Waco, TX to Sammie and Billy Hood. He grew up in Waco, TX attending Waco High School where he sustained what ultimately became a life threatening leg injury while playing football as a running back for the Waco Lions. An infection that followed the injury likely would have taken his life if it had not been for the timely discovery of penicillin. He went on to have multiple surgeries to improve his leg wound; however, he was later denied military service to his country due to this injury.
Bill went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1948 in Houston, TX and then was transferred to Dallas where he met his wife, Dorothy Hood, and attended the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1968 they were transferred to San Antonio and ultimately retired in 1986 after 37 ½ years as an engineer with AT&T. His dedication and devotion to the company made him a top level management executive. This same degree of dedication to his family produced a loving home environment that will always be cherished and remembered. Bill had a lifelong passion for gardening and loved spending his days growing and nurturing plants in the same way. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and coach that will always be loved, treasured, and remembered.
He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Joye Bouldin and Deane Clark. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Hood, as well as his children, Larry Townsend, Gail Townsend and husband David Cook, Rick Hood and wife Theresa Hood; his grandchildren Sean Melancon, Justin Townsend, and Preston Hood; his great-grandchild, Christian Melancon; and his nieces and nephew Dave and wife Sharion Clark, Lisa Clark, and Cynthia Rutherford.
Graveside services will be held at Mission Burial Park North on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Tuesday would have been Bill & Dorothy Hood's 58th wedding anniversary.
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Funeral Home

Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
3401 Cherryridge San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 349-1414

Published in Express-News on June 17, 2013