Lonnie “Round Man” Hood, Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Lonnie retired from Wheland Foundry in 2003 after approximately 47 years of dedicated services. He later became an employee at Wal-Mart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Hood, Sr., three brothers, Lewis Hood, Horrace Hood, and Elmore Hood, Jr., two sisters, Georgia Hood Head, and Margie Hood Gates and a daughter, Donnetta Renee Hood Yates.
Lonnie is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cherry S. Hood; two siblings, James Hood (Gladdis) of Chicago, and Doris Hood Pernell of Charlotte, N.C.; nine children, Cathy “Cookie” Coleman, Rodney Southers, Lonnie Hood Jr., and Linda Hood, all of Chattanooga, Sherry Duplessis of Detroit, Deborah Hood-Rudolph (Michael) of Acworth, Ga., Christie Wyatt, of Powder Springs, Ga., Darryle Hood (Valerie) of Murfreesboro, Tn., Lori Hood Hardaway of Aurora, Il.; two stepchildren, Stephanie Wyatt Ellis (Leo) of Valdosta, Ga., Damien “Dank” Readus of Montgomery, Ala.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He will forever be in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations at SunTrust Bank (ACH Routing # 061000104/account #:1000131462227 – Christie Wyatt) to help offset funeral expenses and to donate to Cancer Research. You may also submit donations to John P. Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
The body will lie in state after noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.