Vernon Lee Underwood(1953 - 2012)

KERMIT Vernon Lee Underwood, age 59, of Kermit passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Odessa, TX. He was born February 13, 1953 in Kermit, TX; to James and Eunice (Lofton) Underwood.

Vernon enjoyed riding motorcycles; drag racing; and spending time with his son. He was known as "Pop's" or Uncle "V" to his many friends and family. He strived for his 10:30 coffee time at KHD with the boys. He cherished his wife, granddaughter and dog.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife: Judy Underwood of Kermit, TX; one son: James Underwood and his wife Hallie of Kermit, TX; five brothers: Paul Underwood Jr. and wife Becky of Kermit, TX; Frank Underwood and wife Mary of Kermit, TX; Glen Underwood and wife Marina of Wink, TX; Loyd Underwood of Kermit, TX and Floyd Underwood of Kermit, TX; three sisters: Donnell Dodson and husband John of Kermit, TX; Donna Oldecker of Wink, TX and Linda Wascom and husband Robert of Longview, TX; one grandchild: Addison Pena Underwood and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Eunice Underwood, one brother: Steven Craig Underwood; and his grandparents: George and Effie Lofton.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 27, 2012 at Northside Baptist Church in Kermit, TX with Brother Steve Long officiating. Interment will be privately held. Pallbearers will be: Paul Underwood, Frank Underwood, Glen Underwood, Loyd Underwood, Floyd
Underwood, Steve Underwood, Tony Underwood, Chuck Prescott and Terry Jarrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be his numerous friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be sent at

Published in Odessa American on July 27, 2012