November 12, 1936 ~ April 26, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert N. Hood,

Robert passed from this world 4/26/2020 at 7:20 am with his wife and family near to him.

Robert retired from North American Phillips Lighting after 32 and a half years of service. He was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, Past State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus, Past President of the Arc of Owensboro, Past President of Owensboro Right to Life, Past President of Saint Vincent De Paul, and the Past President of the Owensboro Civitan Club.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Mary Bernice Hardesty Hood; and a special uncle, Jimmy Hardesty.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Connie Simon Hood; two sons, Jimmy Hood and Darrell Hood; three daughters, Beverly (Richard) Nance, JoNell (Chuck) Reed, and Nikki (Jason) Adamson; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Four brothers, Darrell (Lois) Hood, Doug (Dorothy) Hood, Charlie (Celeste) Hood, and Gerald Ray (Judy) Hood; six sisters, Jackie (Clemie) Cecil, Sheila (Jim) Head, Sandy Mayfield, Linda Hagan, Norma (Ed) Fulkerson, and Debbie (Larry) Murphy; and hundreds of friends.

A funeral mass for Robert will be live streamed noon Friday, May 1, 2020, where family and friends may visit to participate in the celebration.

There will be a driving procession of support and remembrance from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests that you please come by to show your love during this time of physical distancing. Your participation is important to us! Due to the safety directives in place, it is important you honor them and the Hood family by not exiting your car, but know you are allowed to roll down your window to share a loving word to the family in passing. This loving act will be much appreciated by all who are left to cherish Robert’s memory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hood. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert N. Hood and sign him virtual guest book by going to

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  1. Bob was such a HUGE part of the growth and success of St. Vincent DePaul. He will always be remembered for his compassion and giving heart. I will miss the lunches we had(he called them meetings) and his humorous wit. Bob played a huge part in the person i am today. He will be truly missed. RIP Bob.❤

  2. Beverly, I am so sorry for you loss.
    Your dad had great witted humor that flows thru your veins too.
    Love you my friend

    • I worked with Bob for many years at Westinghouse/North American Philips. He was a very intelligent, witty, good man. He was a good friend to many and a caring individual. God blessed him with such a wonderful family that he loved. He made a difference by the life he led.

  3. I’m so sorry. Love and prayers for my grandparents and family.

    May the perpetual light shine upon him.

  4. Hood Family
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Just know you have a very special angel in heaven watching over all the time!! Bob was welcome by A special friend in heaven along with God!!! You all are in our prayers

  5. My sincere condolences to the Family, Death of a love one is so painful. The Bible tells us about the hope for all who die. John 5:28,29. The Resurrection! You will be reunited with your love one again! On Earth! My hope is that this Bible Truth brings you peace and comfort.

  6. Doug & Dorothy,
    We are so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Please know that you & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

    Diann & Joe

  7. Gerald and Judy we are sorry for the loss of your precious brother. We are always here for you. Jerry and Brenda Stroud

  8. To the Family, may God be with you in your time of need. All I know Bob was a hell of a good man and Heaven got a lot more funnier. Sincerely, Ted Hood

  9. My sincere condolences to the Family of Bob Hood, theirs another angel looking down after you. May the perpetual light shine upon him and his soul rest in Peace.

  10. Dear Connie and Hood siblings – –
    God bless you! You guys are so precious to the dirty dozen Hardesty cousins! You all are in our prayers.
    Love and Blessings,
    Margie Hardesty Avery

  11. In memory of a great man! Mr.Bob! Prayers and love for all his family and friends, I know he will be greatly missed by many! God bless his family. From: scott&judy lane

  12. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a special person. He loved his wife and family more than anything. He always had a special place in his heart for his fellow man, and would welcome the opportunity to help anyone. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers and hugs for Connie. ❤

    • I’m sending so so many hugs and prayers for you Connie and your family 💔. Bob was such a good man

  13. My prayers and condolences to you all in the difficult dayS ahead.
    Donnie Johnson St.Bethlehem Civitan club

  14. Much love to all The Hoods. Your Hardesty side grieves for the loss of Bob. Bob is one of the few people who , when you mention his name, it makes you smile. His memory is larger than death because Bob was larger than life! God I love that man. Rest In Peace.

  15. Bob was a great guy and very passionate about his work and family.He will be greatly missed by so many….May he rest in peace….

  16. I met Bob about 35 years ago. I became good friends with Beverly. Bob and Connie were always so nice to me and welcomed me into their home. I always remember Bob as having a quick wit and extremely funny. I have never forgotten his kindness. I extend sympathies to Connie, Beverly and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

  17. to my best friend and that told me I was good man this meanes so much too me. I will always rember the jokes we share. The Sunday after mass breakfast. The fish fry during lent and all the things we did at the Knights of Columbus Council.

  18. To the most wonderful man that I every had met he made me fell at fell like a good friend. He will miss by this lady. I well feel as I have lost a brother and enjoy his and Connies friendship so very much. God took a very special angle home this week. My prayers are with Connie and the family during this time. Love Gladys

  19. Beverly, I am so sorry for your loss. I have a heart full of memories that I will cherish. Your Dad was a wonderful man . I will be praying for you and your family , whom I love.

  20. Uncle Bob and Connie were my second family as a child.
    I spent many weekends and Summer days in their home and bonded with my cousins.
    I remember the breakfast table and the bedtime rosary and that my Uncle Bob hugs and kisses meant the World to me…
    You will forever remember your Smile and your laugh!

    Watch over me and save me a place at the table!!!!

  21. A truly remarkable man. A man of honour and dignity. He will forever be in our hearts.
    I pray that God will comfort you himself, watch and guide over you like you’ve never experienced. My deepest condolences
    Cousin Cindy

  22. Connie, Nikki and family. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a fine man, who raised a wonderful family with his sweet wife. He gave to his community in so many ways. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Connie and family I am so sorry for your loss Bob was a nice man whom I have known most of my life. His wife used to babysit me as a little kid

  24. RIP Bob. A life well lived on this earth. God will be pleased to welcome. I will miss you and your humor at our Hardesty Reunions.

  25. To Bob’s Fa.: I met Bob back in 1974 I think when I lived in Owensboro and joined the Knights of Columbus. I went to the 4th Degree in Owensboro when Bob was a state officer and he helped me lots as I pursued office in the council and 4th Degree even when I moved to Evansville and Haubstadt, IN. A very nice person. I will include him in my rosary. May he rest in peace.

  26. I grew up with the Hood family. I remember good times playing with Beverly as a child. Mrs. Hood was always there with cookies. We moved and I lost touch until I ran across Bob and Connie at bingo. Bob was a great guy, full of life and humor. Always laughing and full of quick whit jokes. I’m glad I got to know him as an adult. My prayers are with you. My heart aches for you at this time. God Bless.

  27. Papaw was my best friend and a person I could always count on to put a smile on my face. A day never went by where he wasn’t telling a dirty joke or playin cards with somebody. Papaw I love you a lot buddy fly high up there. You will always be loved and never forgotten and you will always be in my heart forever.

  28. I love you guys. I have many “funny” memories from dove hunting, to playing poker, to KofC, to Miniature Golf, to family reunions. However, the best are just visiting and sitting down at table. Thy will be done Father, …heaven is going to be such a wonderful place.

  29. To all the family of Robert N. Hood:
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on seeing
    the passage of Bob. He was a blessed person who
    gave so much of himself in so many ways, and will
    certainly be missed. All are in our thought’s and

  30. I’m praying for all the family and loved ones who loved and will miss Mr. Bob so very much!! Love and hugs to you all!! I’m so very sorry for your loss!!!

  31. Papaw was a great man he has helped me through so many difficult times in my life I know he is making everyone laugh up there I know he is watching over all of us I love you papaw.

  32. Mark C. Collier. Son of Ethyl Rose Collier, they worked together at North American Phillips. Bob and his partner in crime, I cant remember his name used to visit Ethyl Rose.

  33. Dear Hood Family…
    We join you in grieving this loss and in celebrating the life of a fine man. There was no doubt much joy in the reunion with your mom and dad. May God comfort you and hold you close.
    With love,
    Randy & Cathy

  34. Hi Doug,
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your brother!
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your entire family during this difficult time!

    Love, Hugs & many blessings,


  35. Our Hearts Go Out To The Family (Connie) & Friends, Who Will Mourn The Loss Of Such A Great Man, Who Would Anything For Anybody. With Deepest Sympathy The Dunlop’s

  36. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family during this difficult time. Wishing your family God’s comfort and peace.
    Sister Ann Patrice Cecil

  37. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family during this difficult time. Wishing your family God’s comfort and peace.

  38. I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your dad but he was a good man because he had a great son in you ! Jimmy please tell the family I’m so sorry an if I can do anything just ask. ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏

  39. He was my brother and I loved him. We were close in age and heart. My whole family is aching. I love each and everyone of my brothers and sisters dearly. Bob is where we are working to be. May God bless his soul.

    Love, Love Jackie and Clemie Cecil and family

  40. Bob was my brother and my best friend for my entire life. He was the most generous person I know…He was generous to a fault. Rest in peace, my friend. But after you rest awhile, get off your butt and straighten out this world down here. I will love you forever.

  41. Much Love to my Aunt Connie and Cousins. I know your heart hurts this week. Uncle Bob will certainly be missed by all. He was such a good man and important to the community and his family.

    My heart goes out to his brothers & sisters as well. The Hoods are a strong faith filled family. We know he is at home with those that have gone before him. Love Love, Alicia & Mike Harrington and family.

  42. Dear Connie and Family,
    Bob’s smile was always such a delight to witness. I served on a non profit committee he chaired for five years, bringing together agencies serving the disadvantaged in our community. Bob’s compassion, empathy and wisdom was so needed and appreciated, as he was so committed to helping those in need. His smile was contagious and I know he is smiling down from Heaven now!

  43. Nikki and family, I am thinking of you during this time. I love you and your family and I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love and hugs!

    Paula Lamar and Tyler

  44. My sincerest condolences go out to the Hood family. Although technically I was supposed to be serving Bob his meals at the diner, he was the one who was truly doing the serving. I never left a conversation with him without a smile on my face. He always made everyone smile with his quirky sense of humor. His love and compassion for others was a true inspiration. He will be deeply missed by many. Fly high Mr. Bob. We will meet again someday my friend when the rest of us get our wings. Until then save us a spot at the table.
    Much love and many prayers to all of your family and friends.

  45. Worked with Bob on the free tax program. He was always one to lend a hand to a good cause. He will be missed.

  46. To the entire Hood family, Todd and I were saddened to read that Bob had passed away. I’m sure he and my dad, Pat Wedding, are having a big time getting reacquainted and catching up in heaven. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Todd and Pat Stelmach

  47. Wanted to extend my condolences to the family and express gratitude on behalf of Hospice of Western Kentucky for the privilege of caring for Mr. Hood. We know it isn’t easy to allow strangers to care for someone you love so we don’t take it likely that you’ve welcomed us in during such an intimate time. Please be aware that bereavement services are a part of Hospice care so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any comfort or assistance.

  48. What a blessing it has been to know you and Bob. He was a kind and giving man and you, the love of his life, always there for him and supporting him. We will miss him and are praying for you during this sad time. Thank you for all you and Bob have given us in friendship.

  49. What a good man has joined the saints in heaven. He will certainty be missed by many. We will always remember his smile and pleasant greeting to all. We were blessed to have your family as neighbors. May you feel the peace and comfort of the risen Lord.

  50. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  51. Jackie I am sorry for the passing of your dear brother. May God bless you and keep you during this time of sorrow. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family.

  52. Connie and family — We are so very sorry for your dear loss. Bob was a fixture in my life growing up. He was such a good friend to daddy. And always made you laugh! I know that spirit will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers. Deepest condolences — Melissa Humphrey Grice and family

  53. Connie. So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for the family. I always thought a lot of Bob.

    Alan Murphy.

  54. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family. May he rest in eternal peace.
    Dcn. Don and Bonnie Adams

  55. Connie and family, very sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are a GOOD MAN, Bob Hood. Well done! Every time you seen Bob, he would say something that would make you smile and laugh. He was indeed a Blessing to us all. Big heart and faithful to his Christian beliefs. He was a servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He will be missed. Welcome home, Bob!

    Joe & Tina

  56. Mrs. Hood, Jimmy, Darrell, Beverly, Jonell, Nikki. My condolences to your family. Your family has been a big part of my life growing up. My God keep you in his care

  57. Connie you and you entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know at this time it is hard to not have family and friends to surround and support you. But know that we are there in spirit! Dennie and Joni Hardest Blair

  58. Remembering Bob, and many fun times. R.I.P. Sympathies to all his family.
    Tom & Karen Wright

  59. I will miss my dear friend. Bob was a light in a dark work to so many. He will be Miss by so many for all of the good things he did while he was here on earth. Our love and prayers are with Connie and the entire Hood family.

  60. Thinking and praying for you all ! So very sorry for your loss ! Bob helped out so many people family and friends.

  61. Bev and kiddos, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words to say to give you comfort right now. Just know my prayers continue for all of you

    Love you all
    Brenda Rohrbaugh

  62. So sorry, Connie. I have wonderful memories of both of you…Prayers, Gloria Pittman

  63. This man was the Great and a good friend to my dad, Charles Russelburg. I will Miss Him.

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