Gene Underwood

Gene Underwood, age 78, of Kensington, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Salem Community Hospital.

Mr. Underwood was born May 13, 1934 in Canonsburg, PA to Homer and Tacy (Wern) Underwood.

He retired from Bankers Life & Casualty Company where he was an insurance agent, a US Army Veteran, a past master of the Augusta Masonic Lodge #504, a past patron of the Augusta OES #412, and the Great Trail Model A’ers. He was also a member of the Carrollton Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Hillyer) whom he married April 6, 1962; a daughter, Kimberly (Mark) Overholt of East Rochester; a sister Catherine Sergent of Sebring; a brother, Lawrence Underwood of East Rochester; 2 grandchildren, Derek Overholt, Karla (Daniel) Lane; 2 great grandchildren, Malachi and Naomi Lane.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Underwood; 3 brothers, Harold, Homer, Jr. and James Underwood.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Alliance Visiting Nurses and to Cindy Mountz for all her care over the years.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday in the Carrollton Baptist Temple in Carrollton with Pastor David Powell officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Augusta Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6:00 9:00 p.m. at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Masonic services at 5:45.

Those unable to attend may sign the online register book at

Memorial donations may be made to the Carrollton Baptist Temple.