Byron Morris Underwood

Friday, January 22, 2016
Byron Underwood

Byron Morris Underwood, 85, of Rector, passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2016, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. He was born on August 26, 1930, in Piggott to the late Oscar and Fredia (Stallings) Underwood. Byron served his country in the United States Navy and fought in the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rector, and was the owner and operator of Underwood Furniture in Rector until he was no longer able to work.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Curtis Underwood and one sister, Mary Kay Kirkpatrick.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Underwood of Rector; two sons, Ronald Underwood of Rector and Michael Underwood of Ouary, Colo.; two daughters, Deborah Underwood and companion Terry of Rector and Carla Shirley of Paragould; three grandchildren, Lacey Underwood of Rector, Whitney Underwood of Paragould and Elias Risenbachler of Paragould; two great- grandchildren, Mason Kiffer and Marleigh Kiffer of Paragould along with a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Rector. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Bro. Laramie LeQuieu officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector under the direction of Irby Funeral Home of Rector.