John Lloyd Underwood passed away on February 2, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on August 7, 1933 in Cleora, Oklahoma to Henry and Alberta Motley-Underwood.
He joined the Army at 17 and served in the Korean War with the 45th Infantry Division out of Oklahoma. John worked at BFGoodrich for 30 years and he also served on the school board for Bluejacket Schools for several years. John was a member of First Baptist Church in Bluejacket, OK for 35 years. After moving to Gentry, Arkansas in the year 2000, he became a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Gentry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Beall-Underwood; mother, Alberta Underwood; father, Henry Underwood; 5 sisters; and 1 brother.
He is survived by his 5 children, Diane and husband, Steven Tillman of Gentry, AR., Scott Gordon and wife, Brenda of Joplin, MO., David Underwood and wife, Janet of Vinita, OK., Andrea May and her husband, Ken of Sumter, SC., and Jason Underwood and wife, April of Joplin, MO; also 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; along with many nieces; nephews and many friends.
The service will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00am at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Gentry, AR. The graveside will be at Bluejacket Cemetery at 2:00pm that day.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2020 between 5:00pm-7:00pm at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AR.
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