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Coach P.W. (Bear) Underwood

Coach P.W. (Bear) Underwood

Hattiesburg, MS

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at Kensington Woods Church of Christ for Coach P.W. (Bear) Underwood, 81, of Hattiesburg.

He died Monday, February 4, 2013 at Forrest General Hospital.

Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale, MS at 1:30 PM Friday.

Coach Underwood was a former player and Head Football Coach at University of Southern Mississippi and former Assistant Football Coach at Auburn University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Tennessee.

He was a member of Kensington Woods Church of Christ and an U.S. Army Veteran.

Coach Underwood also retired from the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deedy Underwood.

He is survived by two sons, Phil Underwood and George Underwood both of Sumrall and a brother John Underwood of Cordova, AL.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home and from 9:00 AM until service time Friday at Kensington Woods Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to P.W. Underwood Athletic Scholarship Fund % U.S.M. Athletic Foundation or Kensington Woods Church of Christ.

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Published in the Hattiesburg American on Feb. 6, 2013
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