H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

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Melton Wiley Hood

April 23, 1950March 12, 2020

While surrounded by loved ones, Melton Hood passed away early Thursday morning, March 12, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia after a battle with complications related to congestive heart failure and stroke. Melton was 69 years old. Melton was born on April 23, 1950 in Anniston, Alabama to Margaret and Robert Hood. He was a graduate of Anniston High School class of 1968 and received a bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgia Tech in 1972. Melton was actively involved in Georgia Tech’s Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Varsity Tennis Team. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army at Fort Hood, Texas from 1972-1976. Following his military service, he built a successful career as a sales and marketing executive. He worked for a number of companies, primarily in the building materials sector. He received a Master’s of Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1980. Melton was an avid golfer and tennis player, dedicated Georgia Tech football fan, frequent traveler, “Oldies” enthusiast, grill connoisseur, party-planner. He was known for cracking wry jokes, sending birthday cards, busting a dance move, and enjoying steak dinners. He was an active member of the Roswell United Methodist Church and supported a number of local charities. Melton was deeply committed to providing for his family and caring for their well-being. Later in life, he gracefully persevered through a number of health challenges. Melton is survived by his wife, Lynn Hood; children, Leslie and Julia Hood; and brothers, Bob and Dan Hood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Robert Hood. Due to current health concerns, Melton’s life and memory will be celebrated at Roswell United Methodist Church at a future date. The graveside service will be Tuesday, March 17, at Highland Cemetery (1015 East 10th St, Anniston, AL 36207) at 11:00CST. All are welcome! In lieu of flowers, please send donations to National Aphasia Association at https://www.aphasia.org/donate/. We will forever be grateful to the caregivers, healthcare staff, and friends and family members who spent countless hours providing care, assistance, and loving support to Melton in recent years.


  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Melton Wiley Hood

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John A Krause

March 16, 2020

Dear Lynn and Family:
Dianne and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Mel has left us with memories of time together, Amoco sales meetings, industry shows, golf, tennis and that sly grin he had when hitting the shot past you down the line.
Jack Krause

Stuart Reynolds

March 16, 2020

Melton was a valuable member of the Varsity tennis team at Anniston High School, following in his older brother's footsteps. That Melton went on to great successes in higher education, business and family was no surprise to those of us who knew him from the beginning. In more recent years, his golf game eclipsed his tennis and steaks from his grill couldn't be topped. We will miss his impish sense of humor and his great smile. To his family, our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

David Springer

March 15, 2020

When I grew up in Anniston, Melton was my big brother. Although he was three years older, he always treated me as his equal, whether on the tennis court or in the stratified high school social scene. He imparted wisdom and helped build my confidence. We spent many weekends together when he was at Georgia Tech, and I always marveled at how he could convince the girl I escorted that I was only one year his junior. This was a friendship that lasted a lifetime, and, although it was shortened by Melton’s afflictions, it was one of God’s great gifts to me. My deepest condolences to Lynn; his daughters, Leslie and Julia, and his brothers, Bob and Dan.
David Springer, Washington, D.C.

Mark Branely

March 15, 2020

Melton was a great man! He taught me a lot about my business and genuinely cared about making others more successful! He also treated me to my first Varsity chili dog. He will be missed. RIP my friend!