UNDERWOOD, Malcolm Stanley, Jr., of Stuarts Draft, Va., passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Atwell Underwood. He was the son of Malcolm Stanley Underwood and Ruby Newton Underwood. Malcolm and his sister, Ruth were raised by Carl C. and Ruth Newton Cheatham of Lynchburg, Va., after his mother's death in 1936.
In addition, he is survived by three children, Carl Clifford Underwood of Stuarts Draft, Va., Malcolm S. Underwood III (Chip) of Richmond, Va. and Elizabeth U. Bowman of Afton, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster parents; sister, Ruth U. Hogan; daughter, Kathy U. Russell; and daughter-in-law, Deb Underwood.
Malcolm graduated from the University of Virginia in 1951 and from its law school in 1959. At the University, he was editor–in-chief of "Cork and Curls," the college yearbook, and was a member of KAPPA ALPHA ORDER.
Upon graduating from law school, he worked for State Planters (now SunTrust) for 27 years, retiring as Senior Vice President, and then returned to Lynchburg, Va., as First Vice President and marketing manager, investment services for Sovran Bank (now Bank of America), retiring in 1997.
He was proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps. He served on active duty during the Korean conflict and had many career highlights in the Marine Corps Reserves. He served as commanding officer of the Marine Reserve units in Lynchburg, Va., Richmond, Va. and Newport News, Va., retiring as colonel receiving the Commandant's Trophy in 1974 as having the finest battalion in the Fourth Division. He was a life member of the Marine Corps Historical Foundation and a life member of the Military Officers Association of America and a member of the American Legion.
Malcolm was active in the Republican Party of Virginia. He served as treasurer of the third District Republican Committee for eight years and as Treasurer of the state Republican party, 1972 to '75.
Malcolm was member of Rotary International for 36 years and a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as a board member of the VSAF (now Virginia Athletics Foundation), 1984 to '89; Military Aid to the Governor of Virginia and Vice-Chair of the First District Republican Committee.
In 2010, he received his 50 year certificate from the Virginia Bar Association.
He was a member of Valley Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund of Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, Va. 24477.
A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 6, at 4 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, Va.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jul. 25, 2021.
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While I was so very sad to learn of Malcolm´ s passing, from this realm, to the Heavenly place, I was overwhelmed with happiness to read of the many, many accomplishments, gathered and documented in this tribute of an obituary. I was a young person, not long out of high school when I first met Malcom at UVB in Newport News. He was running the Trust Department. He was bigger than life and had such a fun but wicked sense of humor. Every interaction left me smiling and chucking out loud at his comments, stories, and jokes. In fact, I am thinking of one as I write this and laughing to myself. Everyone at that place of work was a character and made those memories cherished treasures for me. How very much, I can only imagine, such a family force, such as Malcom will be missed but Malcolm `s life stood for so much good and his values were like iron. He lived them every day, they were his anchors. May a choir of angels sing him to his rest and may he be in Heaven reuniting with the legions of folks who have gone before and will be there to greet and embrace him. Sail on Malcolm! Prayers for the family and his many friends, Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier