Joe C. Underwood

Born: Mon., Aug. 18, 1947
Died: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 01, 2019
Location: Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church

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Mr. Joe C. Underwood II, age 72, of Mt. Vernon passed away late October 28 at his second residence in Sunbury after a brief illness.  A native of Liberty County, living most of his life in Mt. Vernon, Joe was owner of Mt. Vernon Insurance Agency for 24 years.  He then worked with several insurance agencies, companies, and the Georgia State Insurance Department.  Joe was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where he served on several committees. 


He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Emily Underwood, and a sister, Gene Zeigler.


He is survived by his wife, Cathy Underwood of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Terri Paulk (Schel) of Guyton, and a son, Joe “Jody” Underwood (Kristin) of Boston, Massachusetts.  He adored his 11 grandchildren:  Danielle (Timmy Peavy), Scheldon, Adrianna, Shawn, Melissa, Darcey, Shane, Stacey, and Abbigail Paulk and Emily and Jonathan Underwood as well as his great-granddaughter, Hannah, a brother, Johnny Underwood, and 4 nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 1, at 11:00AM at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends for visitation at Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM.


In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in his name to American Heart Association 10 Glenlake Parkway Ne South Tower, Suite 400  Atlanta, GA  30328.  All donationtions can be mailled to this address.


Ronnie L Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia office is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Carl and Debra Gay
   Posted Tue October 29, 2019
We are so sorry to hear this sad news! Praying for you all!🙏🏼❤️

Bubba collins
   Posted Tue October 29, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Joe. My prayers are with Cathy and his family.

Sue Peacock and family
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and lift your family in prayer for comfort and peace.

Joe and Louise McCann
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
We are saddened with news of Joe’s’ death. He was a very good friend of ours. Working together with Joe for many years I found him to be a man of integrity, honesty, and good work ethics. Joe loved his family and spoke of them often. Our hearts go out to his loving family. May GOD welcome him with open arms! Rest In Peace dear friend? Joe and Louise McCann (Alpharetta, GA.)

Judy Cauley Salem
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss.

Randall & Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.

Kay Ellington
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Cathy I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you find peace in the memories bestowed upon you.

Laura Way / Sunbury GA
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Precious memories of a fun summer...
Forever treasured.

   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
My thoughts are with Joe’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

Debbie Edenfield
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
May the Good Lord wrap His Loving Arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

Lydia Mason
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Johnny and Ethelyn,
Gene and I have you in our thoughts and prayers and are feeling serene that Joe left his family from the place he loved most. May God shine His warmth and love in you during these difficult days.

Tanya DeLeon
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Dear Underwood family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you.

Danielle Allbritton
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
So sorry to hear the news of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Underwood family. My father, Danny Allbritton always enjoyed going to the motorcross races with Joe and Cathy. I am sure Dad greeted Joe with open arms, and they are watching a fun race now. ❤️

Love in Christ,

Danielle and Marie Allbritton

Larry Eubanks
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
My heart breaks... As I heard of Joe's passing onto his reward !

I enjoyed the brief time we worked together, and the support and friendship,
Truly a Godly man... after God's own heart.

Mrs Cathy... Your family has touched ours, way up here in North Ga, Woodstock.

Our prayers go out ...and we pray for God's peace and understanding.

Larry Eubanks
C 770-403-6788

Mikki Monroe Ward
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Cathy, Jody, Terri, & Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. He was a wonderful, compassionate man who dearly loved his family & community. He left an enduring legacy in his children and grandchildren. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May God bless & comfort you in the coming days.

   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Cathy and family, mom and I were saddened to learn of Joe's passing. We are praying for you during this time of great sorrow. We will be thinking of you and know that you are in our prayers

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