OBITUARY: Richard “Rick” Allen Hood

Richard “Rick” Allen Hood

June 3, 1957 ~ July 20, 2021

Richard “Rick” Allen Hood, 64, of Vale, Oregon, transitioned from his earthly body on July 20, 2021, in the comfort of his own home.

Rick was born June 3, 1957, in La Grande, Oregon to Hollis and Shirley Hood. Soon after, he was adopted and raised in Vale by his uncle and aunt, Oscar “Rusty” and Myrabelle “Myra” Hood.

He had always loved to travel which is why when he left the Navy, he chose his profession as a heavy equipment operator in highway construction. He continued and loved working on the road for many years until he suffered a traumatic brain injury that forced him into early retirement. Some of his many passions included spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and working on small engines.

Rick was a very loved and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family more than anything on earth. His personality was one of a kind and his humor could put a smile on even the saddest face. He was a hardworking, funny, caring, and loving family man.

He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Tamara and Brandy; their mother Jeri; three granddaughters Isis, Daylin, and Bliss; his mother Myra, as well as numerous brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his brother Tommy, his father Rusty, and parents Hollis and Shirley.

He was an amazing man that will be greatly missed by many. Memorial services at Lienkaemper Chapel in Vale at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5.  

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