DURANT, Miss. – Gerald “Jerry” Hood, 69, formerly of Fort Dodge passed away in Durant, MS on Saturday January 11, 2014. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Jerry was born in Fort Dodge on January 21, 1944 to Robert and Evelyn (Sweeney) Hood. He grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from St. Edmond High School. Jerry then moved down to the southern states where he spent the majority of his adult life.

Jerry is survived by his children Chris (Craig) Hood-Stienman of Algona, IA, Brian (Angie) Hood of LuVerne, IA, Nicole (Leo) Hood-Scarola and Anthony Hood both of Port Charlotte, FL and Jerry Hood and Michael Hood both of Hollywood, FL; 17 grandchildren and his siblings Robert (Jeanne) Hood, Sharon Lang, Bill (Kathy) Hood and Sue (Greg) Bemrich and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Larry Hood; and his sisters Joan Schafroth and Peggy Eckerman.