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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 the News-Leader on Sept. 23, 2012
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