In Memoriam


Milton Johnson "John" Underwood
Milton Johnson "John" Underwood
Class of 1959


Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) May 29, 2002

CHESAPEAKE - Milton Johnson ``John'' Underwood, 60, of the 3900 block of Deep Run Drive, died May 25, 2002, in Florida. A native of Portsmouth, he retired from Texaco Lubricants as a sales rep. He was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, past president of the United Methodist Men, past president of the Adam's Class and was an usher. He graduated from Cradock High School in 1959 and attended Duke University on a football scholarship where he also was a member of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity and graduated in 1963.

Survivors include his father, Milton P. Underwood of Portsmouth; his wife, Martha Jean Underwood; two sons, Jay Underwood and wife Lea and Scott Underwood and wife June, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, James P.
Underwood and wife Alice of Chesapeake; stepdaughter, Laura Flecther and husband Timothy of Portsmouth; stepson, Jason Burke and wife Christina of Hillsboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Dalton and Cole Underwood and Savanah Maness. He was predeceased by his mother, Alice Rebecca Underwood.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Monumental United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev.
Michael Browder. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cedarwood Cemetery, Weldon, N.C. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to his church or the American Diabetes Association.