Robert G. Hood

Robert G. Hood, 76, of Sorento, IL, died Friday, January 08, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Robert was born July 9, 1939, to Mildred Ballard, in Granite City, IL. At 3 months of age he was adopted by Curtis and Penelope (nee Behrends) Hood. On February 11, 1959, he married Dolores Tindall at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

He retired from the Air Force in September 1977 after 20 years of service. Robert worked in security until about 2005, when he retired. He enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to talk and had a great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Mildred Burke; his parents, Curtis and Penelope Hood; daughter, Katheryn Lynn Hood, April 24, 1985; brothers, Robert Burke, William Burke.

Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores Hood, Sorento, IL; children, Norman L. (Theresa) Hood, Albuquerque, NM, Thomas L. (Donna) Hood, Wasilla, AK, Gary G. (Deanna) Hood, Breese, IL, Kim G. (Ed) Evans, Pocahontas, IL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Nola (Rodney) Phillips, Jeanette Bolen, Diane (Larry) Sanders, Frank Burke, Joe (Debbie) Burke, Salena Alfaro, Rick (Betty) Burke; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 8:00 to 11:00 am at Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.

Funeral: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 11:00 am, Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery, At a later date.

Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL