Gene Underwood, age 78, of Kensington, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Salem Community Hospital.
Born May 13, 1934, in Canonsburg, PA, he was a son 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 Augusta Masonic Lodge #504, a past patron of Augusta OES #412, and Great Trail Model A'ers. He was a member of 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; two grandchildren, Derek Overholt, Karla (Daniel) Lane; two great grandchildren, Malachi and Naomi Lane.
He is preceded in death by a son, Gary Underwood; three brothers, Harold, Homer, Jr. and James Underwood.
Funeral services will be 11a.m., Friday, Jan. 18 in 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 - 9 p.m. at Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Masonic services at 5:45 p.m. Those unable to attend may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to Carrollton Baptist Temple.