Jeff Hood

BRAIDWOOD— Jeff Hood, 45 of Braidwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at his home with his family at his side.
Born Dec. 8, 1976 in Joliet, Jeffery Wayne was the son of Darenda (nee Waggoner) and the late Ronald Hood. He was raised in Morris, and attended school in Minooka. In 1998, Jeff gained employment with Rescar Inc. in Channahon and worked there for the past 24 years. He began his career there as a Rail Car Technician, and currently held titles of Area and Location Manager.
Jeff was an avid outdoorsman who held membership with the Braidwood Recreation Club and the Meneoka Sports and Recreation Club in Wilmington. He took great pleasure in bow hunting, fishing, or just simply chilling in his boat on the lake. Jeff also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Chicago Blackhawks, but was especially proud to support the sports and activities his children participated in.
He was a fun-loving guy with a great sense of humor, and you knew he liked you if he was giving you a hard time. Jeff was a hard worker who selflessly gave his precious free time to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and devoted himself to taking care of the people he loved.
Survivors include his mother, Darenda Hood of Joliet and his loving wife and best friend of 26 years, Alissia Hood of Braidwood; two children: Tyler Hood of Coal City, and Atiana Hood of Braidwood; one sister, Cindy (Joe) Cronin of Joliet; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jerry and Angie Krug of Godley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rusti (Eddie) Rice and Daniel (Brandy) Krug, both of Coal City; as well as several aunts and uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Hood, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Per Jeff’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and a celebration of life is being planned for a later date.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Jeff’s memorial page via social media.
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.