Boyd Allen Underwood


Boyd Allen Underwood, 54, of Becks Mill, Salem, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany. He had been hurt and ill for years.

Born Oct. 16, 1961, in Seymour, he was the son of Ralph Eugene Underwood Sr., who preceded him in death Nov. 7, 2009, and Dorothy Marie Wheeler Underwood, who lives in Vallonia.

Boyd attended Salem High School and was a timber cutter and logger all of his life. He loved his farm, gardening and telling jokes.

Other survivors include his brothers, Ralph Eugene Underwood Jr. of Vallonia, Ricky Dean (Shelby) Underwood of Shelbyville, Warren Edward (Kim) Underwood of Vallonia; a sister, Mamie Ann (David) Boling of Vallonia; and a special family friend, Raymond (Pam) Harden of Indianapolis. He never had the joy of having children of his own, but had been married to Vickie Chastain for years and had four stepchildren, Ronnie Chastain (deceased) and Roger Chastain, Michael Chastain and Joseph (Jennifer) Chastain, all of Salem; and several nieces, nephews and stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his niece, Viki Underwood.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home with Matt Roberts officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday.

Memorials may be made to Floyd Memorial Cancer Center or to the Underwood Family.

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