Furniss Quinn Hood, Sr.

November 6, 1930 — January 17, 2022

Furniss Quinn Hood, Sr.

Furniss Quinn Hood, Sr. was born November 6, 1930 in Bastrop, Louisiana to Fannie Leah Quinn Hood and John Thomas Hood, Sr. He passed away at his home on Caddo Lake on Monday, January 17, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Reverend Doctor Robert Weber. A graveside service will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mooringsport, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mr. Hood is survived by his wife, Clare Kirby Caldwell Hood; son, F. Q. Hood, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Sheri Lynn Hood; daughters, Honey Hood Martin and son-in-law, John Martin, and Stacy Hood Weber and son-in-law, Reverend Doctor Robert Weber; grandchildren, Melissa Chumbley Fisher and husband, Josh, and Dr. Mandy Chumbley Crow and husband, Kelley; step-grandchildren, Josh Martin and wife, Shannon, Hallie Martin, Leigh Martin, Lacy Chaffin, Brittany Broadway, Brooke Broadway, and Jonathon Weber. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Mary Clare and Elizabeth Quinn Fisher, Aaden and Caroline Quinn Crow, Avery, Ellie and Addie Martin and Mia Halbert. He is also survived by his brother, Benjamin Hood and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Mrs. John T. Hood Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Hood was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Caldwell; sister-in-law, Lady Stacy; son-in-law, Jason Chumbley; brother, John T. Hood Jr.; and sister, Emma Ruth Treadway. Mr. Hood attended public school in Athens, LA and Crossroads Elementary School before moving to Vivian, LA where he graduated from Vivian High School in 1948. He met Clare "Kirby" Caldwell while they were in high school together, where he was football captain, and began dating in 1946. They dated for four years before they were married in 1950 and began 71 years of peaceful marriage. After high school, Mr. Hood attended Louisiana Tech University and began working at a young age at Dixie Wells Service in Rodessa, LA and Ark-La Gas in Vivian under Pop Shively. He continued his legacy of devoted work ethic at UOP where he was an operator and then Supervisor of the Electric Shop until retiring 44 years after first beginning work in 1951. He drilled oil wells with Cecil Brau while working at UOP. Even after retirement, Mr. Hood's lifetime of hard work would not let him sit at home peacefully while he was still able to work. He began hot-shot trucking after retiring from UOP and continued to do so for 15 more years. Mr. Hood was not only a tireless worker and employee, but also moved into leadership positions within his work and personal life. He became very active in the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union while working at UOP and served as the Secretary Treasurer of the Shreveport OCAW Local 4-245 and also, Secretary Treasurer of the Louisiana Texas District 4 OCAW Council. He devoted many years and hours to supporting the men he served in the union. He was a long-time member of Mooringsport Methodist Church, where he served as Financial Secretary. He served on the City Council for the town of Mooringsport and was also elected and faithfully served, as Justice of the Peace for Ward 3 for 16 years. Even though his career and public service life were important to him, his most important legacy is that of his marriage and family. He was a faithful and loving husband to his wife, Kirby, devoted father to his three children, and later to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Furniss and Kirby were known for dancing the jitterbug, tirelessly working and tending to their five acres they called home for 59 years. They also enjoyed hours and hours of quiet moments together on their porch soaking in the amazing beauty of Caddo Lake, sharing meals and memories of a life well lived. He spent many years driving the family ski boat on Caddo Lake, attending football games, graduations, music recitals, band performances, and drove many miles following his grandchildren, Melissa and Mandy, while watching one play AAU basketball or moving the other across the country. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved being in the solitary quiet of the woods. His children have fond memories of spending hours watching him teach others to ski on Caddo Lake while wearing his captain's hat. He rarely missed an event his children or grandchildren were a part of, even though public outings were not his favorite thing. He was a man of few words, but endless devotion and support. His lifelong actions of hard work, selfless acts of kindness, and support for his family spoke louder than any words ever could. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Allen Cox, Dr. Arnold Barz, and Dr. Wilson Baber for many years of exceptional care of Mr. Hood. They would also like to thank Lucie Grove for her unwavering care as a nurse, healer, and lifelong friend. Honoring Mr. Hood as pallbearers will be Len Gantt, Josh Fisher, Kelley Crow, Aaden Crow, Johnny Wilbanks, Scotty Scott, Brian Young, Larry Bell, John R. Johnson, Steve Bailey and Kevin Stewart. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Martin, Dr. Allen Cox, Wayne Gipson, Tommy Landaiche, and Randy Magness. Psalms 34: 1-3 (LB) I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace. I will boast of all his kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. Let us praise the Lord together and exalt his name. Amen.
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