Jerry Dean Hood, 71, died April 27, 2015.
A lifetime resident of Forsyth County, Dean was born on Sept. 13, 1943 to Ezell and Lois Hood.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force, both reserve and active duty for six years.
Dean had a passion for all cars. He owned and operated Hood's Paint and Body Shop for 40 years.
He was known for his meticulous work and his love for classic cars.
Dean was an avid classic car collector and had restored classic cars for many years.
He also was an instrumental part of Hood Racing NGQM Team operated by his son Jerry, and driven by his grandsons, Mathew and Grant.
Dean loved to talk and share his love and knowledge of cars with his friends and family.
Also a man of faith, Dean was a member of Midway United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. April 30 in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastors Ruel Martin, Danny Sudderth and Nancy Meeker officiating. Interment followed at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the American Cancer Society for research.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.