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Drew Christopher Underwood

Drew Christopher Underwood, beloved son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, cousin and uncle passed away on September 19, 2012.

He was born March 31, 1994 to his mother, Jennifer, in Springfield, MO. He was a unique individual, a young man of many words, complex thoughts and simple needs. Drew had an extensive list of interests, including riding his unicycle, playing his electric guitar, woodworking, flying rc planes and fishing with his granddaddy, and politics. His interest in and understanding of ideas and philosophies was remarkable. He would fight passionately for ideas but walk away as a friend. Not surprisingly, he excelled at debate and was proud to be a member of the Central High School Debate Team, attending Nationals in 2011. He was constantly seeking new ways in which to interpret the world. Drew enjoyed people and while giving much, he asked little from those around him.

Drew was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Ernest and Shirley Eli, and his great-grandfather, Charles Underwood.

He is survived by his mom, Jennifer Rogers; his sisters, Anna and Katie; brothers, Tristan and Ian; his nephew, Levi; his grandparents, Jack and Elaine Underwood; and his great-grandma, Alice Underwood. He is also survived by his uncle, Geoffrey Underwood; his aunt and uncle, Mike and Tammy Underwood; their children, Caleb, Nick, Savanna, Emily, Jake, and Eli; and several great aunts and uncles.

There are no words that can successfully describe the fascinating intelligence, energy and personality that was Drew. The world has lost someone great.

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Published in News-Leader on Sep. 23, 2012.
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October 10, 2012
May you rest in peace.
Brayden Yates
October 1, 2012
Jennifer, My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
September 29, 2012
dear drew; i know we had our ups and downs, but i would love to say that, even through those times, your presence made a great difference in my life. I will never forget those times we stayed up until 7 am talking on the phone... or the moments we spent discussing our conjoined political preferences, or the times you wiped my tears away when i was sad. You made a difference in my life, and I'm sad to say that without you here, the sun has dimmed some. you will be greatly missed,by my heart as well as others. You were a memorable person in my life. Rest in peace, Drew. And know I will always love you.
Terra Eden
September 29, 2012
May you rest in peace.
Harry Fitzpatrick
September 28, 2012
He was a great micronation Minister. He was a great friend of ours/us.
HM Steven of Rostyland
September 28, 2012
M. Underwood, going by the alias Axel Nielson, was a wonderful micronationalist and an individual who clearly knew the importance of honesty and understanding. Serving his micronation faithfully and forthrightly, he has become one of most important micronationalists of our time by extending these virtues to his micronation and to his community.

M. Underwood will be missed and remembered by the State of Sandus.
William Soergel
September 27, 2012
Only meet Drew once, Attended ball game with Drew and Grandad Jack. Seem like a good kid! So SORRY!! Tell Jack To Give Me A Call!!
Ron Underwood
September 24, 2012
An amazing loss to the world you are... But I know we will love you 'always and forever', and in our hearts, you will always be found. Your life is one that will never be forgotten. I love you, Drewby!!!
T. E.
September 24, 2012
Drew and Bailey were in 6th grade together at Pershing, and later they competed in Speech and Debate during high school. Drew was an outstanding competitor, and a gifted speaker. Bailey was so impressed and happy for him when he achieved the honor of qualifying for the National Competition. Less than 1% of all competitors achieve that level of success. Drew was amazing. Your whole family is in our prayers for strength and peace.
Bob, Jill, Bailey and Robert Norton
Marshfield, Missouri
Jill Norton
September 24, 2012
Jack and Elaine,
Please know that our family is thinking of you during this difficult time
Bill and Marti Helfrecht --Melanie, David & Marc
September 24, 2012
You'll always be in the hearts of the Central students who'd known you. Thanks for all of the fun we had!
Ruth Zhang
September 24, 2012
My families thoughts are with each of you. We offer our deepest of condolences for you loss.
Shawn McMaster
September 24, 2012
I am so sorry...
Scott Butler
September 24, 2012
so sorry for your lose
September 23, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
brenda daniels
September 23, 2012
Sorry for your families loss.
David Garrett
September 23, 2012
Jennifer and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
Michelle (Garoutte)Miranda
September 23, 2012
Was very honored and privileged to meet this intelligent, caring, deep thinking young man I call my friend on Facebook. The world has indeed lost a rare gift in such a wonderful human being. My thoughts and condolences.
Donnie Casto II
September 23, 2012
Jennifer and family,
I am so sorry. Drew was a favorite student of mine for 5th grade Math at Cowden. We were so lucky to have known and taught Drew, and the rest of your family. Please know you are in my heart and prayers.
Susan Trotter
September 23, 2012
I came to know of Drew through his postings on Facebook. I have no words to express my sorrow at such a tragic loss. I just hope that whatever journey he has begun will bring him peace and understanding.
My sincere condolences to his family.
Bonnie Reed
September 23, 2012
My thoughts are with you. I am praying for your family. So sorry for your loss.
Jenny Whitty
September 23, 2012
Jennifer...I never knew drew..obviously, but he sounds like the son we all wish we could have. I am so sorry for your families loss. I hope you take comfort in the arms of all those precious other children of yours. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Continued prayers for your family.
Jerri Milbank
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