Austin Eugene Underwood

Aug 28 2012

86 year old Austin Eugene Underwood of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a minister and he served in the U.S. Army. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God. Jeff Armstrong, Charles Wiley, Bert Hare, Edwin Underwood, and Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. All visitation will be at the church. Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Houston and Olivia Mae Patterson Underwood; a sister, Frances Odell Waggoner; a brother, Billy Andrew Waggoner; a nephew, James Robert Waggoner; and his first wife, Frieda Lee Coffee Underwood. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Underwood of Smithville. Brothers and sisters, James N. and wife Evelyn Underwood of Shanopee, Maine; Naomi Sue Kelly of Smithville, Doris J. and husband Bert Hare of New Castle, Delaware, and Roger C. and wife Miriam Underwood of Phoenix, Arizona. Several nieces and nephews survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Smithville Church of God or to the Alzheimer's Association. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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