July 17, 2013

Fred Robert Underwood


— Mr. Fred Robert Underwood, 83, of Dalton, departed this life Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Murray Medical Center.

Fred was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Calhoun, a son of the late Robert and Katie Gravitt Underwood. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Loraine Underwood, and brothers, Wallace, Hugh and Harry Underwood.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Fred Underwood, Terry Underwood, and Larry and Teresa Underwood; daughters and son-in-law, Charlotte Underwood, and Angie and Scott Stokes, all of Dalton; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty and Charles Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Grace and Margaret Underwood; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Fred Robert Underwood will be Saturday at 1 p.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel with Stephen Underwood officiating.

He will be laid to rest beside his wife at the United Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.