Cameron Michael Hood was born Sept. 25, 1989, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Embry L. and Rhonda (Brown) Hood. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 24 years. He was reared and educated in Owasso, Oklahoma, and graduated with the Owasso High School Class of 2009. While in high school, Cameron was a member of the Pride of Owasso Band, the STAY team, and attended Tulsa Technology Center. He continued his education at Tulsa Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Mass Communications. He was currently attending Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. Cameron was proud to work for KJRH Channel 2 in Tulsa as a photojournalist and editor. He was very active at St. Henry Catholic Church in Owasso and served in several capacities including the Peer Ministry Team. He was also very passionate about helping people suffering with AIDS. Cameron served as a great friend and example to everyone.Loving family members include: His parents Embry and Rhonda Hood, of OwassoBrother Kerry Hood, stationed with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii GirlfriendKatie Alexander, Grandparents James "Cotton" and Lovey Brown, of Gonzalez, and a host of other relatives living in Denham Springs and Gonzalez, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cline and Pearl Hood.Visitation was held from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church followed by a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Owasso with Father Richard Bradley and Father Matt La Chance officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Kerry Hood, Scott Roepel, Nick Nill, Jon Ray, Tyler Rains, Anthony O'Brien, Dylan Rhodes, Conner Braud, Matt Hulsey, Nate Davis, Tyler Joines, and Brent Cartwright. Committal services and interment will follow at St. Therese Cemetery in Collinsville, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Henry Building Fund or Youth Ministry, 8500 North Owasso Expressway, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055, or http://www.red.org/worldaidsday/. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit www.legacy.com/weeklycitizen to offer condolences to the family.
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Published in Gonzales Weekly Citizen from Dec. 14, 2013 to Jan. 13, 2014