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Joe W. Underwood
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Joe W. Underwood, 85, of Lancaster, passed away Monday March 5, 2018 at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley. Joe was born on March 27, 1932 in Garrard County to the late Orbin and Madge Barr Underwood.

He worked at IBM for over 30 years. Joe also farmed and he was well known for his big gardens. He loved the outdoors and fishing was his favorite hobby. Joe was an avid University of Kentucky fan. But the most important aspect of Joe's life was his beloved family.

Joe was in the Army and served our country during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Also surviving is a daughter Joetta Mertz(Steve) of Junction City; a son John Underwood of Lancaster; a brother, Dean Underwood(Patsy) of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Yates, Travis Mertz(Laryn), Josh Underwood(Diana Bennett), Justin Underwood(Tyler), Lance Mertz(Ashley), Ashley Murphy(Jordan), and Jordan Underwood; six great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Mertz, Jackson Mertz, Weston Mertz, Riley Murphy, Logan Murphy, and Jace Underwood; a daughter-in-law Jamma Underwood; two sister in-laws, Patricia Tapp(Doug) and Mildred Underwood; and a brother-in- law, Bobby Payne(Margaret).

Joe, along with his parents was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Underwood; three brothers, Bill, Jay Allen, and Ralph Underwood; and a sister Norma Pollard.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 9, 2018 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Fred Willett officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-9 PM.

Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Lance Mertz, Travis Mertz, Michael Tapp, Josh Underwood, Ron Moberly, Jordan Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers are Dean Underwood, Doug Tapp, Steve Mertz, Bob Payne, Gary Pollard, Roy Cain, and Jackie Underwood.

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home

1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444





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Spurlin Funeral Home

1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

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Lancaster Cemetery

205 Crab Orchard St.
Lancaster , KY 40444


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