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Joe Ike Underwood, Sr. – September 14, 2013


Joe Ike Underwood, Sr., 70, of Amarillo, died Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m.,  Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Matt Johnson officiating.   Celebration of life services will be at 1:00 p.m., at Family Life Church at 3900 SW 58th.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Underwood was born in Donley County on October 12, 1942 to Beulah and William Underwood.  He had been a painter and a member of the Painters Union for many years.

He married Mary Ellen Bishop on February 20, 1965 in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Lee Zinmer; his parents; three brothers; and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Underwood of Amarillo; a son, Joe Underwood, Jr. and wife Patience; two daughters, Connie Sechrist and husband James; and Ellen Zinmer and husband Robert, all of Amarillo; a brother, Lewis Underwood; a sister, Ruby Hodgkins; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to assist patients at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, in care of Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

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