Arcadia-Services to celebrate the life of Lester Lavelle Hood, age 92, will be held Friday, October 4, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Bro. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. He will be laid to rest at St. Rest Cemetery in Lincoln Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Roseneath Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Mr. Hood was born April 17, 1921, in rural Arcadia to Andrew and Geneva Hood. He entered into rest on October 1, 2013, in Ruston, LA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Pearl Hood, and his sister, Ineta Baker.
Mr. Hood was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church in Arcadia. During World War II
, he served as a gunnery instructor on B-17s for the Air Force. He retired from the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant after serving over 35 years as the foreman of the mobile equipment shop.
He is survived by his sons, Richard Hood and wife Donna of Ruston and Phillip Hood and wife Joanne of Arcadia; grandchildren, Genelle Denzin and husband Jason, Drew Hood and wife Leah, Amanda Hood, Jonathan Hood and wife Jessica, Alex Hood, Graham Fuller and wife Morgan, Lauren Fuller and Anna Fuller; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Paxton, and Raen Denzin, Emery Hood and Tinsley Hood; brother-in-law James Baker, niece Melissa Schroeder and special family friend Gerry Aycock.
Pallbearers will be Cleo Allen, Charles Bullock, Drew Hood, Jonathan Hood, Randy Hood, Glen Osbun, Rick Schroeder, and Gilbert Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Adkins and Joe Caskey.