Obituaries

FRANCIS C. ‘WOODY’ UNDERWOOD

Francis C. “Woody” Underwood, 81, Jacksboro, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1935, to the late George Lee and Lissie Elizabeth Thompson Underwood in Anderson County. Woody was an entrepreneur who had his hand in many endeavors. He was a man of boundless energy and optimism. Woody was an experienced timberman, and owned and operated sawmills for many years. He was owner and operator of Woody’s Market in Jacksboro also for a number of years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. No one ever outworked Woody. He was a man of great physical strength, and considered a firm handshake between friends to be a great virtue. He was a man of his word. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Twin brother, Franklin D. Underwood; sisters, Jerrilene DeLozier and husband George, Alline Dinkins and husband Ralph, and Suzie Cooper and husband Sam; and step-daughter, Janice Pinner. Survived by: Wife of 44 years, JoAnn Underwood; daughters, Debora Sue Underwood, Junelle Lewis and husband Bobby; step-children, Richard K. Broyles and wife Dixie, Leisa Biggs, Eddie Worley, Denise Worley; brothers, H. Eugene Underwood and wife Patsy, Max Underwood and wife Reba; sister, Junie Gilliam and husband Larry; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Family and friends met at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 1p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, for a memorial service with nephew Robbie Underwood officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Children in Crisis at New Pathways for Children at P.O. Box 10, Melber, KY 42069 or Amedisys Hospice Care. www.holleygamble.com