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Joe Underwood Obituary
Underwood, Joe
1939 - 2017
Joe Louis "Jumpin' Joe" Underwood, age 78 of Galena, Ohio, died Saturday morning, September 2, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 5, 1939 in Grundy, Virginia the son of the late Nath Horn and Pearlie Underwood Osborne.
Joe worked for Schuler's Engineering for 30 years until his retirement. He also owned and operated Sunbury Galena Transmission Service at his home in Galena, Ohio. Rhonda Hutchinson was a wonderful companion to Joe for 20 years.
Joe was a huge fan of Bluegrass music and was a devoted follower and contributor to WOSU's Bluegrass Ramble. He will be missed by his son Chris and his wife Karin of Galena; daughter Lisa Walker and her husband Mike of Mansfield ; six grandchildren Anna and Christopher Underwood, Zachary Furlong, and Jacob, Carolina, and Brien Walker; two great grandchildren Claire and Carson Furlong; brothers Kermit Osborne and his wife Audrey of Galena; Sam Osborne and his wife Kim of Marengo, and Lacy Damron of War, West Virginia; sisters Ollie Keene of Jolo, West Virginia, Irene Phillips and her husband James of War, West Virginia, Carrol Donald and her husband Robert of War, West Virginia, Mandy Sparks and her husband Gerald of Marengo, and Martelia Burnett of Hays, Virginia; half-brothers Ralph Horn and his wife Ruby, Junior Horn all of Whitewood, Virginia, and Eursel Keen; half-sister Delaris Clark; several nieces and nephews; close friends Regal Mullins, Darrel Adkins, Larry Patterson, Mark Geiger, and Chuck Matthews; his friend Jim Frissora who he worked with in the garage, his canine companion Ruby, and Carol Underwood O'Brien who he was previously married to. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-dad Sam Osborne; brothers Sherman and Edd Osborne; best friend Hobert Osborne; and several infant brothers and sisters. Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Galena Cemetery. Following the services everyone is invited to the Sunbury Eagle's for a meal and the continued celebration of Joe's life. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Humane Society of Delaware County. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Joe's family. Special memories and condolences can be share with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 3, 2017
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