He was born on May 10, 1975 in Somerset, Ky. to Gary and Brenda Emerson Hood. Tony was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church. He was a Direct Support Professional at Independent Opportunities, a 1993 graduate of Pulaski Co. High School and enjoyed four wheeling, motorcycling, guns, fishing, his jeep and being a great uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was a friend to everyone and was very much loved.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Maxine Philippi Hood; his uncle, Eddie Emerson and aunt, Charlene Hood Hornback; four cousins, Clay Emerson, Chad Emerson, Glen Douglas Ashley
and Rodney Lee Ashley.
He is survived by his parents, Gary and Brenda Hood of Eubank, Ky.; grandparents, Mary Wesley Emerson of Science Hill, Ky. and David Russell Emerson of Waynesburg, Ky.; sisters, Tonya (and Roger) Dykes of Somerset, Ky., Catina (and Leslie) Bates of Somerset, Ky. and Catrina Hall of Somerset, Ky.; uncles, Richard (and Brenda) Hood of Somerset, Ky., Marcus Hood of Somerset, Ky., Hubert Emerson, Russell (and Debra) Emerson of Science Hill, Ky., Billy Emerson of Somerset, Ky. and Tim Emerson of Somerset, Ky.; aunts, Glenda (and Glen) Ashley of Somerset, Ky., Glenda Kay (and Delmer) Pitman of Somerset, Ky., Sandy (and Ron) McCalister of Somerset, Ky., Patricia Wilson of Somerset, Ky. and Rebecca (and Eugene) Lowery of Somerset, Ky.; nephews, Jordan Dykes, Austin Hall, Koltin Taylor and Kentin Taylor; and nieces, Brittany Bates, Alyssa Dykes, Kali Childress and Kati Childress. He is also survived by many cousins; a special friend Heather Keith of McCreary Co. Ky.; and like a brother, David Hall of Somerset, Ky.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Muse and Bro. Jeff Griffith officiating.