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“Having just been promoted to CEO of SC Federal Credit Union and new to the Chamber board, I learned much from just watching Tom interact with fellow...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Woods - Charleston, SC

“Sympathies to Bonnie and Tom's lovely children. Tom was a good man and a great friend. God bless you and give you peace knowing that he is with God. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: JOHN BERRY - CHARLESTON, SC

“Paige I am very sorry for your loss. I know you loved your Dad so much. My prayers are being lifted for your family. May God cover your family with...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Anna Marie Jones

“Bonnie, So sorry for your loss. He was such a contributor to our community. I hope you and your family find comfort in your memories. I would love...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Marilyn Swygert - Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace. My condolences to the hood and Tyner family and to Paiges sister and grandchildren. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Linzalone - Myrtle Beach, SC

“As Tom was President and CEO of the Bank, I was Chair of the Board. I enjoyed working with him in the community. He was a great banker! Sad to...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: James Murray - Edisto Island, SC

“My husband Fred Wichmann enjoyed a pleasant business relationship with Tom at First Federal and spoke highly of him. They were both at the Victory...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce Wichmann - Charleston, SC

“Rest In Peace ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Judy & Harold Sheets

“our deepest condolences. sending light and love to you in the coming days. he was legendary and know that you hold on to all the special times and...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: The Rand Family

“Bonnie and family: So sorry to hear about Tom. I first met him as a United Way volunteer, and his infectious laugh would put everyone within earshot...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Coleman

“Mr. Hood was my boss at First Federal when I came to Charleston in 1985. I considered him to be one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. I...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Margaret Baker - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Tom was well respected by all of us that worked with him. Thoughts and prayers are given for his family. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: John Drawdy - Summerville, SC

“Bonnie, I was saddened to see Tommy had passed. I know how much you love him.He will be missed. We are all here for you and your family. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie McKnight - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to for your loss. He was a great man to work for. Always smiling and whistling as he went down the hall. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Sondra Kucklick - Moncks Corner, SC

“Tom was a great leader and we were fortunate to have worked with him. He set a standard for us to follow. Peace to the family during your time of...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Janice Wilmot - Charleston, SC

“So many priceless memories of life at FFCH under the leadership of Tom Hood. He was brilliant, passionate about so many causes, and always looking...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Weber - Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace Alden. Our condolences to your wife,Paige and siblings and your grandchildren. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Linzalone - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I served on the Charleston Metro Chamber Board of Directors when Tom was the Chairman. He was an impressive leader, and did a great deal for our...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Stacey Lindbergh - Summerville, SC

“Prayers and comfort during this difficult time. thinking of you and sending love and light in the coming days! ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Kim and Darren Rand - Brookhaven, GA

“May God give comfort to Bonnie and her family. You are in my prayers. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Ginny Atkins Gue - Charleston, SC

“Sending our deepest sympathy.Prayers for Bonnie and the family ❤❤ ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Betty and Benny Baez - Jupiter, FL

“It was with my work at Trident United Way that I became acquainted with Tom. He was very supportive of our community and it was a pleasure to have...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Walker

“With heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Nan Rogers

“We are so sorry to hear of this. Praying for the family during this time. God bless. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: The Hochreiters


Alden Thomas Hood, 74, of Charleston, SC, and husband of Bonnie Duncan Hood, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:00 am, in the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 712 Wappoo Rd, Charleston, SC 29407. The family will receive friends at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Tom was born June 11, 1946 in Lowell, Massachusetts, to the late Iver Alden Hood and Lillian Watson Hood. After serving in the Navy for four years, Tom graduated from The Citadel, Class of 1972 and became licensed as a certified public accountant. Beginning with First Federal (now South State) in 1975, Hood was elected to the board of directors in 1987 and became president and CEO of First Federal in 1995 and president and CEO of First Financial Holdings in July 1996.

Hood was very generous with his time and was actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations. Providing access to quality early childhood education and improving public schools were among the causes he passionately supported. He served on the board of the Charleston Education Network, a public education advocacy organization. He was also a member of the Focus Partners, a group focused on funding new initiatives in public education. He was a member of the Executive Committee and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trident United Way. Through First Federal, Hood had served as a volunteer mentor and tutor for the Help One Student to Succeed program at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School, Midland Park Elementary School and Mary Ford Elementary School.

Hood was past chairman of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and continued to serve on the board and as member of the executive committee. He also served on the Chamber's Education Foundation Board. Most recently, Hood had provided the financial support for the Charleston County School District's TOPS program, honoring district teachers whose students performed better than expected on reliable end of year assessments.

Included among his many other accomplishments were his service on the Thrift Industry Advisory Committee, an advisory group to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Hood was a member and ordained elder at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Rebecca (Brad) Molina, A. Paige Tyner, Erica (Doug) Sheets, and his grandchildren, Clayton and Cameron Molina, Joshua Clarke, Alden and Justin Merchant, Jack Tyner, Patrick, Preston, and Paige Sheets. Also surviving him are his brother, Robert (Barbara) Hood, his sisters, Patricia (Donald) McBride, Linda (Phil) Gavreaux, and Cheryl (Bill) Winter.

Memorials may be made to the BrightFocus Foundation at <https://www.brightfocus.org/>. The BrightFocus Foundation funds innovative scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer's.