Funeral services for Reese Hood will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Flenniken. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery in Arcadia. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Reese was born Dec. 29, 1935 in Ruston and he passed away peacefully Oct. 14, 2013 in Minden.
Reese was employed by Minden Housing Authority as Executive Director. He was formerly employed by Tide Craft, Jamieson Wise and Martin, Martin Timber, Coca Cola for 17 years and Peoples Bank as internal auditor. Reese was an avid hunter and outdoor sportsman. He did model railroading, photography and woodworking. He also loved gardening and raising Bob White Quail.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Arma Hood.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Linda Johnston Hood of Sibley; son, Michael Hood and wife, Kim of Oregon; daughters, Lisa Romroy of Iowa and Kelly Farnsworth of Oregon; four grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Lisa and Scott Johnston of Minden; sisters-in-law, Brenda Johnston of West Monroe and Florence Johnston of Shreveport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Dan Grantham, Robert McKenzie, Robert Jones, Jeff Whaley, Jessie Morrison and Scott Johnston.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Maintenance Staff of Minden Housing Authority.
The family extends special thanks to the staff of Minden Medical Center ICU and Dr. Jennifer Lee and her nurses, Sharon Peddy and Judy Salters, for their special care.