James Glen Underwood

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Born in Fountain City, Tennessee on February 5, 1935

Departed on May 1, 2018 and resided in Avon, Indiana

  • Visitation: Flanner Buchanan- Decatur Township Room: Valley Mills Suite
    • Thursday May 3, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Visitation: Flanner Buchanan- Decatur Township Room: Valley Mills Suite
    • Friday May 4, 2018 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Funeral Service: Flanner Buchanan- Decatur Township Room: Valley Mills Suite
    • Friday May 4, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Garden
    • Friday May 4, 2018 12:45pm
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James Glen Underwood, 83, of Avon, Indiana passed away on May 1, 2018. He was born February 5, 1935 in Fountain City, Tennessee to Fred and Carrie Underwood; their only son.

James, or Glen as most people knew him, graduated in 1954 from Washington High School. He also met the love of his life, Jacqueline Parker, that year. The two would go on to marry December 1954 and spend 63 beautiful years together. He joined the United States Army February 15, 1954 and served as a Specialist 3 as he earned the National Defense Service Medal. He left the service February 14, 1956, actually hitchhiking his way home, where he turned his focus to family. Glen was a HVAC laborer by trade, working for several companies throughout his career; he retired from Freije in 1994. Jacqueline and Glen also owned Fay Swafford Originals Underwood Distribution Incorporated for 31 years. Family remembers him as a faithful man though stubborn and opinionated. He loved traveling, especially camping with his family. Glen was always on the go and was the kind of man who never met a stranger; he was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a one of a kind husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be sorely missed by all who were blessed enough to meet him.

Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carrie; sister, Fay Johnson. Surviving to cherish his memory are wife of 63 years, Jacqueline Underwood; children, Pamela Blakley, Donald Glen (Annmarie) Underwood, and Cyndi (Tony) Davis; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandsons and one more on the way.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 3 from 4-8 PM at Flanner Buchanan - Decatur Township, 5463 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis. Services will take place Friday, May 4 at 11 AM with visitation an hour prior. Glen will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Indiana immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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  1. Bruce W. Buchanan May 1, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Dean Warren, Local 440 May 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace, Brother.

  3. Julie Dillehay May 1, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the whole Underwood family.

  4. Cheryl swopes May 2, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Prayers to you all

  5. Gloria Mitscher May 2, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Candle 1Prayers for healing and comfort in your time of sorrow.

  6. Diana & Jim Crouch May 2, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Candle 1So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort in this time of sorrow.

    • Pam Blakley May 6, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Diana & Jim.

  7. Marie Edgerton May 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Sending thoughts and prayers to the Watson family in this time.

  8. Mary Faucett May 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Peace and comfort to the Davis, Parker and Underwood family. Praying for all of you.
    RIP Glen.

  9. Debbie Reagin May 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Candle 1So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

  10. Tammy Simcox May 3, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Lots of great memories and times spent with the Underwood ‘s. Glenn you will be missed and cherished by many. Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family through this difficult time.

  11. Norm and Ann Haynes May 3, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Glen,
    You will be missed!

  12. Carla Barwick Uselman May 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Candle 5Thinking of the Underwood family. God bless you at this sad time.

  13. Marcia Peck Swanson May 3, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Glen, we will miss you. Jackie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jack Underwood May 4, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

    James B. (Junior), James G. (Glen), Jack, and Fay on a farm in East Tennessee. We had some good times. Maybe some bad times, but I don’t remember them. GLen and Fay moved to Indianapolis, Junior joined the Army and went to Germany.

    Jackie, I remember the first time I met you. I am sorry to hear of your loss and wish I could be with you today.

    • Pam Blakley May 6, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Jack, Thank you, I trued to call but the phone number was disconnected. Please send me email of your new phone number. Pblakleyr@aol.com. love you!

  15. Paul D May 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  16. Chuck Gowan Local 440 May 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    A man who will be remembered by his heart warming smile and his soft spoken words of kindness. Rest in peace.

  17. Sheri Madaras May 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful picture tribute for Jack. Pamela and family, even in this time of great loss, may you find comfort in memories of his life well lived. Deep condolences,

    • Pam Blakley May 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Thankyou, Sherie

  18. Pam Blakley May 6, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Candle 3I love you, daddy.

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