Confirmed:William Hood, Veteran US Marine Corps, US Air Force, WWII (93-19) 3 JUN 19

June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. Jack William Hood, a US Marine Corps and US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

William Jack Hood, Beloved father, Papa Jack, Uncle, husband and friend passed away on Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at his home at the age of 95. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Jane Hicks Hood, brother James Hood, Sister Francis Skinner, wife Jerline Odell Keeling Hood, son William Robin Hood and second wife Billie Ray Hood He is survived by daughters, Jeanette Kristi Hood, daughter Mary Hood Hawkins and her children Skylar and Amber Yarbrough. His brother Charles L. Hood of Monaca, Pennsylvania, his children Nancy, Chuck and David, His step-daughters Stephanie Butler and her children Laura and Wes, step-daughter Debbie Catalani and her children Jennifer Mcfarland, Derrick, Dean, and Ryan, step-son Pete Catalani and great-grandchildren Mikenzie, Tristan, Haidyn, Chanler, Lucy, and Lawren and great-great grandchild Atlas.

Jack was born January 9, 1924 in Monaca/Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He felt compelled to join the Military, as a Marine, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942 at the age of 17. He participated in the Guadalcanal and Bougainville campaigns. After WWII ended, he went back home to Pennsylvania to work in the steel mills. Feeling unfulfilled, Jack decided to join the Air Force in 1949. His first assignment was Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas, where he met his first wife Jerline Odell Keeling to whom he was married to for 24 years. He then had subsequent assignments that took them to North Carolina, Arizona, Japan, California, Germany and Ohio. Retiring from active duty in 1966, he continued his career in Civil Service becoming Chief of Moral, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) for the Air Force. He was then stationed in Rhein Main AFB, Germany for 3 years, Karamursel AFB, Turkey for 4 years, San Vito AFB, Italy for 3 years, then back at Lackland AFB, San Antonio. While living in San Antonio, Texas he met and married Billie Ray Catalani and was married to her for 39 years. While married to Billie they were assigned to Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas, Upper Heyford AFB, England and finally returning to retire in San Antonio, Texas in 1985. Jack loved his job and made many contributions to the quality of lives for the Air Force personnel wherever he was stationed.

WEATHER:  Hi 89 / Lo71,200% Chance of Rain, 65% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Mary Hood Hawkins, Daughter

STAGING:  1400 Hours, Monday, June 3, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING: 1415 Hours

KSU:  1430 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1445 Hours – Shelter #4
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223