Herbert Leroy Hood Jr.

WELLSVILLE — Herbert Leroy Hood, Jr., 93, of Wellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Calcutta Health Care Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Port Homer, Ohio, the son of the late Myrtle (Arnold) and Herbert Hood Sr. In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Hanselman; and two brothers: Tom and Harold McKelvey.

He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed for thirty years as a meter reader for Columbia Gas Company before retiring in 1983. He was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruth (Morris) Hood; one daughter, Cathy Hood of Canal Winchester; one son, Paul (Jennifer) Hood of Salem; two step-daughters, Cathy (Glenn) Wollam of Wellsville and Sue Stacy of Negley; one step-son, David Morris of Beauford, S.C.; and one sister, Elizabeth Walko of Wellsville. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Longs Run Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville.

You may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.robertsfuneralhomewellsville.com.