Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

February 21, 2012

James L. Hood, 90


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — James L. Hood, 90, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at his residence in Greensburg.

Born, March 7, 1921 in Greensburg, he was the son of Charles F. and Bessy M. (Robbins) Hood.

Jim graduated from Greensburg High School in 1938. He then enlisted in the US Navy and served his country in World War II and Korea. He was also in the National Guard for 3 years.

Jim married Lois Whiteford March 5, 1955; she preceded him in death Oct. 11, 1994.

Jim worked for the Greensburg Police Department for 20 years and was a former club manager of the Greensburg American Legion. He was on the City Council for three terms, from 1980 to 1992, and was on the Board of Works during that time also. Jim was baptized at First Baptist Church where he attended services for many years. He also attended Faith Baptist Church in Greensburg. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, the Greensburg American Legion, the Scottish Rite, the Greensburg V.F.W., the Eagles Lodge, and 40 - 8.

Jim is survived by two sons, Robert (Heidi) Hood, Indianapolis, Charles Hood, Greensburg; daughter, Jodi (Richard) Buell, Rome, Ga.; brother, Leland "Pid" Hood, New Castle; sister, Dorothy Foster, Greensburg; six grandchildren, Tricia Stephens, Greensburg, Amity Tharp, Clarksville, Tenn., Riva Atkins, Indianapolis, Seth Buell, Noblesville, Kyle Hood, Greensburg, Alyssa Buell, Indianapolis; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Scott, Charles Jr. "Hank" and Lloyd Hood; and three sisters, Sally Holbrook, Margaret Bills and Lorraine (Bo) Spillman.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a Masonic service starting at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Selby officiating.

Interment and military graveside rites will be held in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com.