Robert Lee Hood, age 61, a resident of Ellinwood, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, Kan. He was born April 2, 1947, in Fort Scott, the son of Edward Lee Hood and Lenora Lightwine Hood. He married Phyllis Davis and they were later divorced. Robert served with the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was employed as a truck driver and later as a driller for an oil company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Hood Jr. and John Hood, both of Pittsburg, Kan.; a daughter, Angela Lowman, Pittsburg, Kan.; nine grandchildren, and a special friend and caregiver Jan Wolfkill and her children and grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Lenora Hood and a brother, Kevin Hood, both of Fort Scott, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Edward Lee Hood.
V.F.W. Chaplin, James R. Stradley will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at the United States National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends and family may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 9:45 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Robert L. Hood Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
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