Leonard's Story

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Leonard Lee Hood peacefully went to sleep on June 6, 2018, with his wife, Diane, at his side. He passed at CVICU St. John's due to complications from cancer surgery.
Funeral services will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bishop Funeral Service. Burial will be a private affair.
Leonard was born on May 15, 1961, in Hulah, the old Mullendore Ranch, to Leonard Eldon Hood and Gladys Mendenhall Hood. They later traveled to Blocker. He liked to help with cattle. He graduated from Quinton High School.
He entered truck driving school, where he proudly earned his CDL. He was able to keep his CDL until the end when he wasn't driving.
He enjoyed carpentry and tinkering on small engines. He and his wife both attended the Guilt by Association with the Chrome Shop Mafia every year in Joplin, Missouri, until his health started to fail.
He was passionate about anything he tried, Pepsi, coffee club group and being home. He liked his pets and was always feeding strays. He felt himself a lucky man to have the friends that they both had. Family and home. NASCAR, truck and tractor pulls, old trains Mecum and Barrett-Jackson Auctions.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Diane, a dog and two cats, of the home. Leonard and Diane were married on Sept. 24, 1993. After 24 years, he will be missed by us.
Leonard's siblings are Beth Marano, of Fresno, California, Betty Hallman, of Texas, Connie and Walter Suttle, of Oklahoma City, Tommy Bevans, of Quinton, John and Barbra Carano, of McAlester, and Kathy Phelps, of McAlester. He also has a son, Leonard Sheldon Hood, he has not seen since he was 10 years old, and a granddaughter, Krista, of Oklahoma City.
Also, nieces and nephews, Brian and Tina Bevans, Kari Hodges, Albert Suttle, Alan Carano, Roy Dee Hood, and Cindy, of Broken Arrow, and Mary and Darrell Faver, of Quinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, and Hood uncles from Quinton.
Honorary pallbearers will be his coffee drinking buddies from both Angel's and What About Bob's. Also all his close friends through the years.
A special thank you to the staff and nurses at the Cancer Treatment Center and CVICU at St. John's for making the last few months brighter for us.
Published on January 10, 2018
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