Chuck Hood (1918 - 2009)
Charles Raymond "Chuck" Hood, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
Mr. Hood was 91 years of age, born Aug. 12, 1918, in Pulaskie, Ky., a son of the late Willis Edward and Helen Mae Turpen Hood.
Chuck's family moved to Ashland in 1922. He graduated with the Ashland High School Class of '37, and attended the University of Kentucky receiving his BSEE in 1942. He served our great nation honorably during World War II with the Army Air Corp in Iceland, attaining the rank of 2nd Lt., and was a radar officer from June 1942 to June 1946. Upon returning from the military, Chuck was employed by Ashland Oil & Refining Co. as an instrument supervisor, retiring in 1980. He was a lifelong member of the South Ashland Lions Club, where he held various offices.
He was preceded in death by Fran Hood and Linda Webb Hood.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, who loved him dearly, Pam and Chip Womack and Patti and Jeff Wise; four grandchildren, Travis (Laura) Womack, Ashley (Mike) Kasey, Scott (Cary) Wise and Matt Wise.
A private service will be held. There is no visitation.
The family graciously requests that no flowers be sent, instead donations may be made in Chuck's memory to the South Ashland Lions Club, c/o Pam Womack, 1708 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101, or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements.