James William Hood, 86, of Frostproof passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Somers Hospice House in Sebring due to cancer.
He was born December 22, 1925 in Baldwyn, MS to the late Jeff Aaron and Lillie Belle Hood; and he came here from Tupelo, MS in 1952. He was a field foreman for many years at Keen Fruit Corp. and retired from Richard McKenzie Corp., was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Frostproof and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
William is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna L. Hood; daughter, Sandra Rudd (Jim) of Frostproof; Darrol Hood (Linda) of Frostproof, Roger Hood (Lynne) of Sebring, Steve Hood (Debbie) of Frostproof and Tim Hood (Lisa) of Frostproof; sisters, Mauvaline Wilbanks of Frostproof, Laverne Stinson of Avon Park and Jackie Goff of Lakeland; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 and the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Frostproof. Interment will follow at the Silver Hill Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be sent to the Good Shepherd Hospice (105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823).
Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.