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Leader in uniform, Hood, dies at 88

Leader in uniform, Hood, dies at 88
Friends of Wayne L. Hood described him as an “institution” in the region for law enforcement.
At 88, Hood died Wednesday, leaving behind not only his family and friends, but nearly five decades of service in uniform.
Hood was a retired Tennessee Highway patrol officer. He served more than 30 years with the Martin Police Department and was a security guard for Murry at MTD Products in Martin.
His time in uniform with the U.S. Army saw him in World War II. Hood was reportedly on a troop boat headed to invade Okinawa, Japan when the atomic bomb dropped.
Hood also had an affection for history’s leaders, notably seen when he reportedly named his son, John Forrest Hood, after Nathan Bedford Forrest and his daughter, Melanie Lee Hood, after Robert E. Lee.
His funeral service is set for Friday at 11 a.m. with visitation planned from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
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