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Harold Eugene Underhill

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Harold E. Underhill

Harold Eugene "Doc" Underhill, 78, of Brookston, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello. Born April 18, 1935 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Baumgardt) Underhill. He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corp from April 23, 1952 to April 22, 1956 during the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

"Doc" married Merry F. Cornell on September 17, 1960 in Lafayette and she survives. He was a plumber and a union member of Local # 157 for 45 years, retiring in 1998. He was a lifetime member of the 40 & 8, American Legion Post # 492, and VFW Post # 1154. He enjoyed watching Purdue sports, fishing and hunting.

Surviving with his wife are his three sons, Tony Underhill (wife, Cindy) of Leesburgh, VA, Kevin Underhill (wife, Tammy) of Colburn, and Kenny Underhill of Lafayette. Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Brianna, Dylan, Morgan, and Chandler Underhill. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Underhill.

Visitation one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service on Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with military honors. Pastor Tim Rodriguez officiating. Inurnment of ashes to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #492. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013
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