John-Underwood-Obituary

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John Mason Underwood

Roanoke, Virginia

May 4, 1927 - Nov 16, 2012

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Sonja Today is 9/2013 I am not a computer nut. But for some reason I thought of yoy with much happiness. I am so sorry of your loss. I own a beautiful gulf front condo. My phone no. is 803-673-4005. I still love a tan. Love you much as always,

Dear Sonja & Family,

Leroy & I are very sadden to hear the news of Papa Underwood!

I will always hold him dear to my heart and I'm grateful to have known Papa over the years. He was such a wonderful, gentle and loving man. I will never forget how he made me laugh with his humor and enjoyed hearing his stories!!!!

I will miss you Papa and it's comforting to know that the Lord has gained a wonderful man.

Our love to Sonja & Family!!!

In the past 12 years I shared office days with Jack he always brightend my days with his humor, honesty and wit. My deepest condolences all his family who he spoke of with great love and pride. God Bless.

It is rare to remember a friend one met 53 years ago, but
I will always remember Jack.

It began when I came to Roanoke in1959 and was selling Building Materials for Hodges Lumber Co. I was fortunate to have Jack as a client.

He was building homes for all walks of life---- professional people and first timers, he treated them the same.

And when he built Harvest Motors for George Moore, I counted over 100 workmen on the job one day, as this...

To the family of Jack Underwood: Please accept my sincere expression of sympathy in the loss of your beloved. Jack will be missed by many friends and acquaintances, and remembered for successes in many facets of his life. Stuart Barbour Roanoke, Virgina

I had great admiration for Jack during the 7 years I worked with him at Avante. He was a wonderful man, always with a smile on his face and a gleam in his eye. We often talked construction as I love to build things as well. I'm from the the D.C area so we also shared a fondness for the Redskins. I will miss my "construction buddy" and friend always. Please accept my deepest sympathy and warm regards to his wife and family. God bless.

I will remember Jack as a man who ably demonstrated diplomacy and professionalism coupled with intense loyalty to Ganot. He was always on the job. I feel myself most fortunate to have served as his architect of choice on many projects over the past fifteen or so years. My office has become very quiet with the news of his passing. All here held Jack in high regard.

I grew up in Wasena and was a member of the "Wasena Riffraff" with ""Scar", "Foot", "Swede", "Nose", and all the others. Jack was a great guy and I have many pleasant memories. My deepest sympathy to his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Underwood Family. Jack was a such a nice man to have around the office. We have missed his wit and humor since his retirement.

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