John Carroll Rood, Jr. Sgt. Maj. (Ret) USMC

June 25, 1933 - February 28, 2020
John Carroll Rood, Jr. Sgt. Maj. (Ret) USMC


John Carroll Rood, Jr. Sgt. Maj. (Ret) USMC, age 86, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Easton, MD, on June 25, 1933, the son of John Carroll Rood, Sr. and Catherine Covey Rood.

John served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps. during the Korean War and the Vietnam War retiring after 35 years as an E-9 Sergeant Major.

A Committal Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC. In recognition of John’s honorable and faithful service to his country the United States Marine Corps. Honor Guard will present a Rendering of Full Military Honors.

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  • May 03, 2020
    Christopher Robin Hulliger says:
    I had been trying to get in contact with My moms Brother Uncle Jack but couldn’t find Harriet or Uncle Jack

  • May 03, 2020
    Christopher Robin Hulliger says:
    I was trying to get ahold of Uncle Jack last year but we cannot find information. I’m depressed not sure if my mom will remember him now ,she has dementia and altzheimers

  • October 27, 2020
    Charles V. Campbell says:
    John was an honorable man, He loved his wife Harriet more than any man could ever love his spouse. After her death, his life was empty. I saw John's spirit slowly fade away. He aways said, my wife and I were like Bogie and Becall, we had it all. Rest In Peace my friend, we will always remember you.

  • December 04, 2020
    Christopher Robin Hulliger says:
    I barely knew Uncle jack since my family moved from Delaware to California in 1977 , Uncle Bob passed away about 20 years ago he was a Marine also and he had a HVAC company in Delaware before he moved to North Carolina to open a Vietnamese American Restaurant with his Wife Sohn Rood . Uncle jack was kind and thoughtful, he genuinely cared about people around him . He helped me with problems that he didn’t need to. He was available when you asked him for help . My mother is still here with us but she is aware of what is happening currently. I give her vitamin shots to help keep her mind alert and organs functional. I miss all my family members that have gone to be with Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Thank you .

  • December 04, 2020
    Christopher Robin Hulliger says:
    I’ll miss you but I’ll see you again soon