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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Gerald Hood

Gerald L Hood

Saturday, December 5th, 1936 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Gerald Hood, age 83 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Thursday February 13, 2020.

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.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 10:00am
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Interment

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 |
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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Pat Black

Posted at 12:42pm
I was saddened to learn of Gerald's passing. I didn't really know him well, but he was an honest, reliable technician when it came to furnaces and air conditioners! He cleaned and repaired my two units over the past 40 years. He was always cheerful, and I could count on his accurate assessment of the issue. The last time he was here was about 3 years ago, he came out and cleaned my outside unit, which is the original that he probably installed himself ! I just wanted his family to know that, in addition to his family, Gerald had a professional family who will miss him, too.

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