MMC Clair Burch “Bert” Hood, Sr. USN (Ret.), 98, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Chesapeake, VA. Born May 4, 1916 in Provo, UT, he was the son of the late Leo R. Hood and Eliza Burch Hood and husband of over 67 years of the late Helen Marie Roberts Hood. Bert served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea, and retired as a Machinist Mate Chief Petty Officer after 21 and a half years of faithful service. A private pilot, Bert loved to fly his airplane as well as those aircraft of the Virginia Civil Air Patrol. When he was back on the ground, he loved to head out on his boat to the waters near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel and fish. He dearly loved his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by four sons, Larry Hood and his significant other, Jeannie Carr of Chesapeake, Burt Hood and his wife, Cheryl Hood of Middleburg, FL, Robert Hood of Baton Rouge, LA, and Mickey Hood and his significant other Kathy Beck of Virginia Beach; three daughters, Nancy Tallakson of Murphys, CA, Lynn Hood of Lynchburg, VA, and Tammy Jennings of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Christine Bovat and her significant other, John Ackerman of Chesapeake; Kimberly Hood of Mechanicsville, VA; Penny Layne Sullivan and her husband, Patrick of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Clifton Hood and his wife, Robin Hood of Miami, FL, Burt Ryan Hood and his significant other, Monica Cestone of Hawaii; Heather Jennings and her significant other, Wesley Sample of Chesapeake, Amanda “Mandie” Newton and her husband, Robert of Chesapeake, Brett Hood and his wife, Samantha of Middleburg, FL, Drew Jennings of Chesapeake, Ty Wade Hood and his significant other, Renee Hatcher of Middleburg, FL; Rebecca “Becky” Hood of Baton Rouge, LA, Jennifer “Jenny” Hood of Baton Rouge, LA, Lisa Hood of Baton Rouge, LA; Great-Grandchildren, Bailey, Sydney, and Payten Bovat, Samuel Ackerman, Shelby, Carter, and Nikki Blanchard, Mason and Kara Sullivan, Brianna and Kaitlyn Fenstermaker, Savannah Sample, Robbie and Macie Newton, Brandon, Brian, and Madison Hood, and Khloe Jennings.
A celebration of life service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Rev. Tim Zittle will officiate the service.
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