James Henry Hood Jr., 75, of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday Nov. 27, 2010, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hood was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of the late James Henry and Leona (Minnis) Hood. After graduating from high school, Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. Jim worked for Texaco for many years as a mechanic and later as a plant operator prior to his retirement. He also had many hobbies. He loved making baskets, doing paint by numbers and collecting stamps. Jim enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and watching the sunset with his loving wife.
On June 6, 1964, he married Carole Ashmenskas, who survives.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two daughters, Michelle Clark and husband, Jason, of Burke, and Stacey Weakley and husband, Skip, of Harrisonburg; four grandchildren, Ashmen Clark, Jacob Weakley, Evan Weakley and Jacey Clark; one very special kitty, "Nosey"; two sisters, Beverly Slarve and Peggy Barton; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, June Hood.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastors Roger Dove and Margaret Michael officiating. Burial will be held privately and at a later date.
The family would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all the doctors and nurses of the Critical Care Unit at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for all the care and compassion they received during his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, C/O The Bereavement Fund, 1871 Boyers Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.