James Underwood Sr.
James Wesley Underwood Sr., 69, died on October 11, 2016 at his home. His funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Spiro Free Will Baptist Church in Spiro, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Murry Spur, Oklahoma. Jackie Bill Brown will be officiating. Strode Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
He was born on July 16, 1947 to Cecil E. Underwood and Edna Lee Butler in Williams, Oklahoma. He graduated from Sallisaw High School. He went on to receive his Teaching Degree from Northeastern State University. After school, he went on to teach elementary school. He enjoyed gardening, making statuary, and the desert.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Paul, Dale, and Cecil Underwood; two sisters, Eddie Smock and Beth Rowan.
He is survived by his son, James Underwood Jr. and wife, Amanda of Owasso, Oklahoma; two daughters, Shelly Brower and husband, L.D. of Salina, Oklahoma; Jessica Kennedy and husband, Justin of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; one sister, Gloria Underwood of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and one great-grand child.
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