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(May 27, 1957 – September 15, 2014)

Dr. James “Derek” Hood, born in Preston, Lancashire, England on May 27, 1957 to James and Margaret (Goodman) Hood, MD. The family moved to Iowa City, Iowa when Derek was a child as a result of his father accepting a position at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Derek grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Washington High School. Derek then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Northwestern University. Derek was then accepted to the University of Iowa and graduated in 1983 as an MD. He wed Kristine Boitman on May 21, 1983 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. Following a honeymoon in Florida, the couple moved to Chicago where Derek completed his residence in Radiology. From Chicago the couple moved to West Bloomfield where Derek accepted a Fellowship in CT/MRI at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Derek and Kris were then delighted to welcome their only child James “Brandon” Hood. The threesome next moved to Midland, Michigan where Derek worked as a radiologist at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center as a member of Midland Radiology, PC. After over 25 years of radiology practice, Derek passed away peacefully at the family’s Lake Michigan house on Monday, September 15, 2014. Derek will be greatly missed by his wife, Kris; son, Brandon; and his faithful companion and pet, Rody. Surviving Derek are his mother Margaret F. Hood, Midland, MI; sister, Lesley of Dusseldorf, Germany; Uncle Sandy of Scotland; Uncle George of West Vancouver and numerous nieces and nephews including Siobahn and Moira of Germany.Derek was predeceased in death by his father James Hood, M.D. on October 8, 2004 and both sets of grandparents and aunts and uncles.A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Wallace Mayton III officiating. Friends can visit with the family on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 5-7 pm and on Saturday at the church from 10 am until the time of service.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland Humane Society, MidMichigan Science Library or Torch Lake Township EMS.On line condolences can be given at smithminer.com