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4035 Bronxwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Phone: 718-231-7647
Charles Hood

Charles W Hood

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Charles William Hood was born May 3, 1935 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late Kathleen and Otis Hood.

He attended and graduated from Winchester High School and was Senior Class President. While attending Winchester High School Charles participated in their sports programs. Upon Charles’ graduation from Winchester he received a football scholarship to attend Johnson C. Smith University.

While at Smith, Charles majored in Physical Education and played varsity football. After his freshman year, Charles left Smith and enlisted in the Army during the Korean War, where he joined the 82 Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg. During his tour of duty, he joined the boxing team. He won numerous championships and was able to travel around the world. He received an honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant. Charles lived in Washington, D.C., where he briefly pursued his education at Howard University, as well as his boxing career.

He later moved to New York City, where he married his High School sweetheart, Betty Louise Crawford. They moved to the Bronx where they started their family. Charles worked for U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler at G.P.O station in Manhattan. As a mail handler he held various union positions from shop steward to Vice President of the Union. He Retired out of Morgan Station in Manhattan with more than thirty -five years of service.

Charles enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed working on his house, reading, dancing and just having a good time.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Betty C. Hood; sons, Robert T. Hood and Richard L. Hood; surviving brother, Marvin Hood; sister-in-law Dorothy Hood; daughter in-law Mirna Hood; grandchildren, Richard A. Hood, Antoine K. Hood, Ramatu Rebecca Sully, Kelvin Hubbard and Mohammed Sulley, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Charles William Hood, although he will be missed never will he be forgotten, His words of wisdom and strong dedication to his family will leave an unmatched legacy.

“Rest contently, unshaken by trouble.” Proverbs 19:23
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    McCall's Bronxwood Funeral Home
    4035 Bronxwood Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466
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  • Service

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 5:00pm
    McCall's Bronxwood Funeral Home
    4035 Bronxwood Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466
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  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    50 Jackson Avenue
    Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706
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Posted at 10:45pm
Dear Richard, My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Please accept this gift of a grove of trees in his honor.

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The Baez family

Posted at 04:23pm
Our sincerest condolences from the Baez family to yours. Mr. Hood was a rock of stability and integrity and he will be sorely missed by all of us.
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Barbara A. Cook

Posted at 06:09pm
May the love and peace of God sustain each of you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to Robert T. Hood, Mrs. Hood, and the entire Hood family.

Audra Humphreys & Rahmatu Sulley

Posted at 05:42pm
Our sincere condolences to the Hood Family. Keeping you in our prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Love Audra & Tutti

KOFI Washington

Posted at 05:42pm
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our affliction,so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Bless the name of God. For Robert, your beloved mother and beloved family I pray that you bless the name of Charles William Hood with joy in your heart and a big smile on your face. AMEN. Minister KOFI Asare Washington.

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