Created December 5, 2015
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of William D. Hood -
William D. Hood
Born October 4, 1930
Died June 9, 2015
Age 84, passed away June 9, 2015 at Baptist Health Medical Center in
Heber Springs, Arkansas. Born October 4, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois,
he was the son of the late William D. Hood, Sr. and Bernice M. Ashworth
He was a graduate of Farragut High School and attended Crane Junior
College and Northwestern University. Bill was a United States Army Veteran
having served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and was awarded the
Purple Heart due to injuries sustained in combat. He worked at Illinois
Northern Railroad in management at Brinks Armored Car and then for
Willett Motor Coach, Inc. where he retired as President.
He moved to Heber Springs with his wife Harriett Ciolkowski whom
he had married in June of 1954. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 12 years
and a Volunteer Fireman for the Forrest View Fire Department.
After moving to Heber Springs he became an active member of the
First Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post 64 where he
served as Post Commander from 2001 to 2002 and also served as a
member of the Honor Guard as well as other offices in the post.
He is survived by his wife Harriett,
five sons William J. Hood, Robert E. Hood, Thomas D. Hood, Richard W. Hood
and James R. Hood,
his daughters-in-law, grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 18, 2015
at the Heber Springs First Presbyterian Church followed by the Post
Everlasting Service at the American Legion Post 64, 49 Park Rd.,
Heber Springs, AR at 2:30 pm.
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
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