Gene was a member of the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield, Mo. He brought great joy to those he came in contact with. He made his daily rounds in downtown Bloomfield to Charlie Christian's store and to the various offices of Stoddard County Government.
Survivors include two sisters, Pansy Dennis and Jessie Mae Robey, both of Bloomfield, Mo., other relatives and many friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman Underwood, Carl "Cobb" Underwood, Walter Underwood, Jr. and Joe Underwood.
Visitation will take place at the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Eskew officiating. Interment will follow at the Walker Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.