John Clayton Hood

Born on September 16, 1945

Departed on May 16, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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John Clayton Hood, May 16, 2016, age 70. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Clayton Hood and Gladys Ferguson; step-mother, Alette Hood, sister, Juanita Martin.  Survived by the love of his life and wife of 23 years, Diane Hood; children, Kelley Hood, Moneka (Kristian) Prock, Tammy Potter, Rick (Martha) Potter; grandchildren, Aaron (Holly) Hollins, Sydney Asher Seaton, Landry Jo Potter; great-grandchild, Copper Hollins; sister, Jo Ann Hood, and many extended family members and friends.  John loved and adored his children and grandchildren.  He also loved hunting, fishing, and was an avid UT fan.  He was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.  He was a very giving person and considered the rock of his family.  Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville Thursday from 4-8pm, and on Friday from 12 Noon until service time at 2pm with Mike McClanahan and Aarron Schwartz, officiating.  Interment Hendersonville Memory Gardens.  Active pallbearers: Jason Martin, Jed Martin, Josh Arnold, Aaron Martin, Steve Gentry, Asher Seaton, Chase Martin, Gerry Hood, Aaron Hollands.  Honorary pallbearers, Zach Martin, Lannie and Dianne Holland, Don Allen, Bob Hood, Evan Dooley, Kristian Prock, and the Ed Bradley Sunday School Class.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions Fund at Hendersonville First Baptist Church or Restoration Church in Nashville.

26 Comments to John Clayton Hood

  1. Tom, Deanna and Samuel Waite
    May 18, 2016 3:15 pm

    Kelly, we’re really sorry for the loss of your Dad. I wish we lived closer so we could offer some comfort, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you.
    Tom, Deanna and Samuel Waite

  2. Missy
    May 18, 2016 3:26 pm

    Diane, I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
    Missy Daniels (daughter of Bobby and Betty Luck)

  3. Patti Kolupski (Karen's Mom)
    May 18, 2016 3:45 pm

    Kelley and family. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of John. I only met him once and he left a large impression on me. He was warm and welcoming. He will be sadly missed.

  4. Gail Nichols Swann
    May 18, 2016 3:59 pm

    Diane, I am so loss for words. John was a dear friend of mine since 1968. He was a loving,caring man and he loved his family. My prayers go out to you and all the family. May God give you comfort and peace and strength during this time. My heart is heart broken over his passing. Cherish those Precious Memories that the two of you have made. I love you and send many prayers and hugs.

  5. Arlene Young
    May 18, 2016 4:08 pm

    Diane and Family–We are so very shocked and saddened. Please know you are in our thoughts. Burl and Arlene Young

  6. Betty and Ralph Gregory
    May 18, 2016 4:11 pm

    Moneka and Kristian, So sorry for your loss.

  7. Betty and Ralph Gregory
    May 18, 2016 4:13 pm

    Moneka and Kristian, So sorry for your loss.

  8. Mel Timberlake
    May 18, 2016 4:28 pm

    Diane, I was just so broken hearted to hear of John’s death. John was such a fine Christian man and respected by all that knew him. He will be missed by all at FBCH and especially by you and his family. Jesus and John will be waiting at the GATES for you! Love Ron & Mel Timberlake

  9. Brian and Nicole Waugh
    May 18, 2016 4:38 pm

    Super Nanny (Diane),
    I love you and am around if you need me. You know I loved John and the way he loved others. It was a joy to know him for the short time that I did. Nicole and I love You- Brian and Nicole Waugh

  10. Missy Nance
    May 18, 2016 5:04 pm

    Nanny Diane, I am so sad to hear of John’s passing. I am here if you need anything. Thank you for always being my Nashville momma. I love you! Missy

  11. Karen,Dustin,and Keira
    May 18, 2016 5:41 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to his entire family. We will never forget Papa John’s warm,brilliant blue eyes nor his infectious smile. He will be greatly missed.

  12. Charlene Cripps
    May 18, 2016 6:31 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved John. I know my words cannot heal that hole in your heart, but I pray for God’s loving arms to envelope you and I pray for Him to provide you with that peace which passeth all understanding. I love you Diane.
    Charlene Cripps

  13. Kim Cusson
    May 18, 2016 7:07 pm

    Diane I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing his smile every 6 months.

  14. Steven & Karen Hood
    May 18, 2016 7:22 pm

    Diane I’m so sorry for your loss, I think of ya’ll as my Aunt & Uncle I love you both dearly. He was always so good to me & I will miss him. Diane if there is anything I can do for you guys pls let me know. I pray that The Lord will give you and family the strength you need at this time, I will be lifting ya’ll to The Lord everyday. God bled & love all of you .

  15. Dianne Towe
    May 18, 2016 8:04 pm

    Diane, Joe said he cannot believe this has happened after the visit that he, John and you had after the Faye McDole’s funeral. He thought so highly of John; such a great guy. We are both so very sorry for your loss.
    Dianne &Joe Towe

  16. Sylvia Shipley
    May 18, 2016 9:51 pm

    Diane, I was so sad to hear of John’s passing. Even tho I can’t be there, know my spiritual arms are around you. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard the news. I know John is having a blessed homecoming and seeing all those who have gone before. You know how much I think of you and John and I pray God will give you peace that passes all understanding in the days ahead. Love you, Sylvia

  17. lloyd gentry
    May 18, 2016 10:44 pm

    Michael and lloyd Gentry WILL MISS JOHN , he was a very nice man.

  18. Judy and Jerry Winkle
    May 18, 2016 11:47 pm

    Diane, although we are out of town ( again) and cannot attend John’s service please know we are there in thoughts and prayers. I was so shocked when I got the news. Heaven has gained as great photographer and we have lost a smiling friend. May you find peace in the days ahead knowing this is only a temporary separation and you will be together again.

  19. Kathy Moore
    May 19, 2016 9:12 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a great man. It was easy to see how much he loved his family. Your loss is heavens gain. Just know that he is preparing the way for you all to join him in paradise someday. What a glorious day that will be!
    The Moore Family

    May 19, 2016 9:57 am


    John was a great friend, we always had great times duck hunting and telling old stories. I will deeply miss John.

    You will be in our daily prayers. I know John is with the Lord.

    David Burns

  21. Linda Dooley Tinsley
    May 19, 2016 4:32 pm

    Diane, I was a high school classmate of John and met you at a reunion and also at an FCA banquet. I lost my husband six years ago and may understand the void you feel. I live in Gallatin and regret that we never made more of an effort to connect.i hurt for all of you.

  22. Jean Kerkeles
    May 20, 2016 8:27 am

    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you at this time. I pray that God holds you close and gives you the peace that passes all understanding. I Love You., Jean

  23. Glenn And Robin Fugett
    May 20, 2016 12:47 pm

    Robin and I are so sorry for your loss.

  24. Archie L Steen Jr
    May 20, 2016 2:26 pm

    I’ll miss you John , your forgotten step-brother Archie L. Steen Jr.

  25. Jerry Horton
    May 20, 2016 3:00 pm

    Diane, I am sorry for your loss. John was such a good man. A kind soul. John was always the person you could count on when problems came up. He was someone that can’t be replaced. He is at peace in a better place, but for now will be missed.

  26. John Riadon
    May 22, 2016 2:28 pm

    Diane, I knew John a long time and he always had something good to say about everyone and of course with a smile.

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