Donald L. Underwood, Jr., 86, Wawaka, passed away Nov. 30, 2018, in Syracuse. He was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Fort Wayne, to Donald L. and Flawey (Johnson) Underwood, Sr. He married Georgia Caskey on Jan. 19, 1955. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2000. He married Wanda Slone on Sept. 21, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of Wawaka; a daughter, Sherry (Thomas) Martin of Napierville, Ill.; a son, David (Mary) Underwood of Wawaka; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are one half-sister and two half-brothers: Joan (Doug) Gallagher, Robert (Janet) Underwood and Ronald (Diane) Underwood, all of Traverse City, Mich.
In addition to his first wife, Georgia, Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by: a brother, Bud Smith; a sister, Vera Rosenogle; a step-brother, Donald Smith; and 2 step-sisters; Velma Baumbaugh and Beverly Stephenson.
He was a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from Syracuse High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army, where he served in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion.
A funeral service in his honor will be held at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Yeager Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell.
There will be a time of Visitation prior to the Funeral Service on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon at Yeager Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Noble County Community Foundation.