Gerald Hood, age 83 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Thursday February 13, 2020.
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He was born December 5, 1936 in Spring Valley, Missouri to Herman and Bernice (Schilling) Hood.
Gerald graduated from Neosho High School in 1954 and played football while in High School. He owned and operated Hood Sheet Metal for 57 years. He loved to travel, especially overseas. He would sing while he worked and always had a song for each situation. He enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs.
He married Julia (Judy) Dedrickson on June 2, 1957 in Webb City, Missouri and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Brenda Howard (Robert Cook), Monett, Missouri; Barbara Hunt, Rolla, Missouri; Beth McCully and husband Rick, Neosho, Missouri; one sister, Phyllis Daniels and husband Dave, Joplin, Missouri; two brothers, Ronnie Hood and wife Wanda, Joplin, Missouri; Larry Hood, Neosho, Missouri; five grandchildren, Cameron Howard, San Antonio, Texas; Lauren Howard, Houston, Texas; Kelsey Cozby and husband Austin, St. Louis, Missouri; Keaton Hunt, Rolla, Missouri; and Addison McCully, Neosho, Missouri as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Taylor Hunt, and one granddaughter, Brooke McCully.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday February 20, 2020 at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel with Doug Gripka officiating. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-7:00 pm Wednesday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.