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05/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Dan Hood

Dan Rex Hood, Sr.
(d. 30 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.    Dan Hood, Class of 1947, passed away in Newport News on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the age of 80.

From the Daily Press - 05/02/10:



Dan R. Hood, Sr.
  NEWPORT NEWS - Dan R. Hood Sr., 80, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010.

A native of Mount Olive, N.C., he was a resident of Newport News, Va., for more than 50 years and retired from Dan Hood Insurance.

He graduated from Newport News High School in 1947, where he was involved in athletics. He was a devoted Blue Devils fan for many years. He was a member of the Boys and Girls Club Board, the Deer Run Golf Course Board, and was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hood was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Kate Hood and William H. Hood; and a granddaughter, Keegan Hood.

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He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jackie Riley Hood; one daughter, Laurie Hood McLane and husband, Mark; four sons, William Thomas Hood, Dan Rex Hood Jr. and wife, Sheryl, Michael Hood, and Jerry L. Hood and partner, Tommy; one sister, Peggy Hood Smith and husband, Judge Douglas Smith (Ret.); 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Riverside Hospice, Griswold Special Care, and give a special thanks to Latasha Peed for her loving care.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the funeral home with burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Hospice or the Boys and Girls Club of Newport News.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from May 2 to May 3, 2010.

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May 02, 2010
  With thoughts of peace and courage for you.

~ Charlotte Carter, Williamsburg, Virginia

May 02, 2010
Dan was the man. Dan was always wearing a big smile. Growing up across the street, I always knew what a good neighbor was. It was Dan. I can't say enough about Dan. I will say that he was kind, generous, and thoughtful. Dan was there for my family when we lost our parents. He always had good things to say, and always had that perpetual smile. There will be many, many people who miss him, and I will be one of those. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hood family, and I am smiling just knowing that Dan and my dad are probably having a little drink and an overdue game of golf.
Keep on smiling, Dan! You deserve it!

~ Mike Gardner, Yorktown, Virginia
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May 02, 2010
A great father and man; I will miss you deeply. 
~ Tom Hood, Hampton, Virginia
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May 02, 2010
It makes me very sad to hear of Mr. Hood's passing. I always remember him for his humor, his wise words and his warm smile. He had a great deal of respect from all the kids in the neighborhood growing up.I
~ Brian Hanna, Newport News, Virginia
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Dan Hood was one of the finest gentlemen I ever had the privilege to know. Though I had not seen him for many years, his passing is a personal loss. A great smile always! Goodbye, Dan.

~ Bobby Mears, Newport News, Virginia

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May 02, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
~ Corbett Scott, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2010

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
~ Alexander Nicol, Hampton, Virginia
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May 02, 2010


  Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Hood family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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