A memorial service for Billy Paul Hood, 76 of Kilgore, will be held June 12 2021, 11 am at the Eaves Tabernacle Baptist Church in Leesburg Texas and will be buried at Leesburg Cemetery.
Billy was born December 6 1944 in Pittsburg Texas, to Warren “Shorty” and Gladys Landers Hood and died May 22 2021 in Kemp Texas.
Billy attended Pittsburg High School and at the age of 15 he began working in the oil field with his four brothers. In 1966 he moved to Houston and went to welding school then began working for Brown & Root. In 1973 he went to work for Lawrence & Allison as an inspector on off shore drilling rigs. In the late 80’s he moved to Kilgore where he work at the Country Tavern for his sister Louis until he retired.
Billy was one to help others before helping himself. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by two daughters and son in laws, Denise Haney and Bobby Franklin of Kemp, Gina and Gary Herrera of Vancouver, Washington and son Brandon Hood of Mabank; seven grandchildren, Michael and wife Barbie Haney of Abilene, Shelton Haney, Chad Haney and Ryder Haney all of Kemp, Skylar Binder, Blake Binder and Logan and husband Chris Morrow all of Vancouver, Washington; and four great grandchildren, Leia and Grace Haney of Abilene and Bexton and Cohen Morrow of Vancouver, Washington. Also surviving is one brother David and wife Reba Hood of Houston and one very special sister Martha Lively of Hurst; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Eaves Tabernacle Baptist Church in Leesburg.