Dewell Hood, son of the late Virgil and Ella Riles Hood was born near Advance on March 8, 1923, and died at the Texas State Veteran's Home in Floresville, Texas, on April 10, 2008, at the age of 85.
Mr. Hood had lived in Advance for many years before entering the Air Force. Mr. Hood retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service as a master sergeant. After retirement from the Air Force he joined the Civil Service as an equipment and Communications Specialist he retired from there in 1989. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He served as a Scout Leader and was a member of the Optimist Club International and coached many little league baseball teams.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Hood of San Antonio, Texas; one son: Lewis Hood of Seguin, Texas; two daughters, Jane Jacob of Chicago, Ill., and Ginger L. Davis of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, after 9 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at 12 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with the Rev. Bob Hopkins officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full Military Honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post 59 of Dexter.