Vernon Lee Hood, 87, of New Bern, died Tuesday March 25 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.
Vernon served his country in the Navy, and in the National Guard for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing,dancing and gardening. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hood of New Bern; a son Vernon Lee Hood, Jr and his wife Deborah, of Walkertown, NC; a sister Dorothy Johnson of Asheboro, NC; a granddaughter Jessica Hood, of Winnabow, NC; step-daughters Nancy Scott and her husband Steve of Tampla, Fl and Deanna Bobbitte and her husband Jerry, of New Bern.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 pm at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House 100 Big Rock Weigh Newport, NC 28570 or to Liberty Medical Specialties 202 Penny Lane, Morehead City, NC 28557
Arrangements are being handled by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.