Joseph "Richard" UNDERWOOD (1930 - 2018)

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  • "Prayers for all the family at this time"
    - Cynthia Moody
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  • "Dick, Thank you for all your kindnesses! Very best..."
    - Mike Baker
  • " JR kept his sense of humor to his last days. My..."
    - Mary Underwood
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"Richard" 87, of Largo, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Palm Garden of Largo where he was known as Joe. He was born September 7, 1930 in Bluefield, WV. Attended Emmanuel school in Franklin Springs, GA. At the age of 21, he began his four year service in the Air Force in 1951. Richard married Catherine Kauer in 1954 and had four children, Keith (Mary) of Annapolis, MD, Patricia (Roger) Shinkiewicz of Goffstown, NH, David (Kim) of Largo, FL and Nancy (Jeff) Cole of Zephryhills, FL. Richard is survived by his three sisters, Esther Hart of Radford, VA, Martha Hancock of Tallahassee, FL and Ruby Reel of Chesapeake, VA. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard. He proudly welcomed five grandchildren, Karl, Sara, Kathryn, Brian and Kevin; and six great-grandchildren, Aiden, Dylan, Olivia, Jackson, Harper and Vito into the family. He was loved by the many nieces and nephews as well. Richard is remembered as being generous with his family, extended family and friends. He was always there in a time of need. He was a member of both the Pentecostal Holiness and Methodist churches. Burial service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard, Pinellas County, Largo, Florida, September 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 12, 2018