Alva Gene Underwood, 91, of Urbana, passed away on December 17, 2016 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been a resident of Heartland of Urbana for almost two years.
He was born in Champaign County on January 6, 1925, the son of Elva and Viola (Lucas) Underwood. A graduate of Urbana High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and later worked for Grimes Manufacturing for 34 ½ years.
Survivors include his children, Keith (Susie), Joyce (Lex) Andrews, Clayton (Julie) and Kenny (Audrey); 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 4 great, great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tina; one sister, Marva (Louis) Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Norma (Robinson) Underwood; son, Philip; 2 grandsons; his parents; and 6 siblings.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the WALTER & STOWE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Herschel Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.walterfunerals.com.