Charles Marvin Hood

Charles Marvin Hood was born on February 26, 1959, in Charlotte, MI, the son of Eilene Viola (Gilbert) Hood and Harley Hood, Sr. He passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on May 5, 2024. Charles served in the United States Army National Guard, enlisting on December 7, 1977 and remaining on active duty until his retirement on January 3, 1998, serving 20 years. He loved bowling. He bowled several leagues and continued even after becoming an amputee in 2019. He enjoyed golfing in the summertime with family and friends and watching any of the Detroit sports teams. On July 3, 1984, he and former wife, Dotty Watson, were able to finalize the adoption of their daughters, Tonya and Terrie. He received his GED in 1977 but went on to graduate from Charlotte High School in 1981. Charles was a very stubborn man over the years and was not always the easiest to get along with, but his family always loved him anyways.

Charles is survived by both his daughters, Terrie Jo Jackson and Tonya Eilene-Jean Hood; his five amazing grandchildren, Cassidy Jade Walters, Jasmine Elizabeth Jackson, Lori Jean Jackson, Brandon Lee Hood, and Ethan James Hankins; brothers, Thomas (Marie) Hood, Robert (Treva) Hood, and Stephen Hood; sisters, Carol (Lowell) Knox and Anna-Marie Hood; several nieces and nephews; former son-in-law, Travis Jackson; and special friend, Steve Pratt. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Harley Hood, Jr., Richard “Dick” Hood, and Gilbert Hood; and sisters-in-law, Mary Hood and Liesa Hood.

Friends are encouraged to support Charles’ family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Visitation was on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Pray Funeral Home prior to procession to Ft. Custer National Cemetery for burial at 2:00 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Elara Caring Hospice. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.