Oscar Raymond Underwood, 82, of Chiefland, born in Pinellas Park Feb. 22, 1930, went home to be with his Heavenly Father Jan. 8, 2013, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
Oscar served in the U.S. Marine Corps six years with three year active duty during the Korean War. While in the Reserves, he became the 1952 Golden Glove of Florida.
With over 38 years in law enforcement, he served 10 of those years as police chief in Chiefland.
From a young age he played many musical instruments with his favorite being the mandolin.
Survivors include sons, Stanley R. Underwood, Robert E. Underwood, William J. Underwood, James E. Underwood and John W. Underwood; 12 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandson, and Bruce McMillan who was raised from a young age by Oscar and Sue. He is also survived by his wife, Patsy M. Underwood; two stepchildren, Al Hardee and Debbie Basset and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Alma Underwood; sister, Barbara Jean Gibson; brother, Jack Edgar Underwood and two nieces. He is also preceded by Susan A Underwood, mother of their sons.
Funeral services were held Jan 12 at Hardeetown Baptist Church. Interment followed at Joppa Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the Underwood family.
Published in Chiefland Citizen on Jan. 17, 2013