Charles W. Underwood

Monday, February 2, 2015
Charles W. Underwood

Charles W. Underwood, age 88, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Conway, Ark. He was born on April 8, 1926, in Piggott, Ark., to Jimmy and Ethel (Cox) Underwood, and was the fifth of 10 children.

He served in World War II in the Army Air Force, and was one of five brothers in various branches of service at the same time. He returned from the war, completed high school, and began working in the lumber and building materials industry. He finished his career as facilities supervisor of Southwind Church of Christ in Memphis.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Joyce Harmon Underwood; a son, Steve Underwood; his brothers, Jimmy Gene Underwood, Leon Underwood and Etheridge Underwood and his sister Mary Schnaak.

He is survived by his son, Chuck Underwood and his wife Dianne of White House, Tenn.; his daughter, Nancy Holder and her husband John of Conway; his granddaughter, Katie Poe and her husband Bryan of Little Rock; his grandson, Rob Holder and his wife Jenny of Alexandria, La. and his great-grandson, John Holder of Alexandria, La.

Surviving siblings include Herschel Underwood, Gerald Underwood, Jan Lea Mann, Betty Cash and Larry Underwood.

Visitation will be held beginning at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at Hoggard Funeral Home in Piggott, with the funeral service immediately following. The family offered their thanks the staff of Salem Place Nursing and Rehab for the wonderful care he received during the past year.

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