Southaven, MS –
Wilton Travis Hood, Jr., 43, was born August 15, 1973 in Clarksdale, MS and passed away May 19, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto. He grew up in Drew, MS, graduated from NorthSunflower Academy, and farmed with his dad before moving to Southaven. Mr. Hood was a truck driver for Kroger for five years. He enjoyed watching movies and football, learned to love softball, and whatever his boys were into; he was into. Mr. Hood was a dedicated husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Shea Hood; two sons, Trace Hood and Gage Hood; father, Wilton Hood, Sr.; one sister, Marydelle Hood; grandmother, Odell Hood; one aunt, Mary Rose McCormick; father -in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Myrtis Logan; and one brother-in-law, Trea Logan and his wife, Crystal. He was preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Manning Hood. The graveside service will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Autumn Woods Memorial Park in Olive Branch, MS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation www.firehero.org or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Wilton flew up to heaven on wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees. He walks with Jesus and his loved ones were waiting. I know he’s smiling saying, “Don’t worry about me.”