Paul Eugene Underwood

  • Born: September 15, 1931
  • Died: February 16, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1955. Paul was the Executive Vice President of N.B.D. Bank, formerly known as the People's Trust Bank. Paul was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. He also served as the President of the Central Lion's Club. Paul received the honor of being the 50 year "I" man at Indiana University. Surviving are his children; Dr. Steven (Sheila) Underwood, Thomas (Deborah) Underwood, John (Deb) Underwood, James (Ann) Underwood, and Paul M. Underwood; 9 grandchildren, Mary Margaret Jackson, Emily Underwood, Amy Stoffel, Kelly Underwood, Rachael Underwood, Raleigh Stoll, Sarah Underwood, Scott Underwood, and Taylor Underwood; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Nina (Bill) Hoover, and Janice (David) Irwin. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Victoria Underwood; great-grandchild, Gilbert Strader; siblings, Benjamin Underwood, Alice Moring Hageman, Mary Palmer, Charles Underwood, Hugh Underwood, Harry Underwood, and Lois Yoder. Funeral service will take place at 11AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 3535 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805, with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 6-8 on Monday February 19, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Chapel, 8325 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Trisagion prayers will take place on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:30pm also at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of your father's passing when I saw George Lebamoff at breakfast this morning. I was out of town the previous week. All of us Bircheffs send our sympathy. God bless.

Posted by Janet Bircheff - Fort Wayne, IN   March 03, 2018

Paul is with the Lord now, as well as his beloved wife Vicki. Neighbors for 18 years I consider her like a real sister. The boys, all fine young men had great models to follow. Paul will be missed by so many but his spirit will be with you all. We would love to see you all and be a part of 'remembering when". Blessings to each one of you. We talk of you all frequently and miss you all this winter.
Love, Karen and Ron Flickinger
Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted by Karen and Ron Flickinger - Fort Wayne, IN   February 21, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. May memories and the love of family and friends comfort you. Jim & Kathy

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2018

Our sincere sympathy to the Underwood family for your loss.

Posted by Fred & Mary Lou Jackson - Albany, NY   February 20, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. He on the other hand is with his Lord

Posted by Treva Schmidt - Warren, IN - Friend   February 19, 2018

My sincere condolences. Vivian Skadron

Posted by A friend   February 19, 2018

I had a business and quasi-personal relationship with Paul during my years as a banker. He was one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known professionally or personally. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Sid Baker - Fishers, IN   February 19, 2018

My prayers and sympathy go out to everyone in the Underwood family. Mr. Underwood (as I always called him) was one of the smartest men I ever worked with. I am greatly saddened by his passing. I am out of town and won't be able to attend his services.

Posted by Marsha Roehling - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   February 19, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of Uncle Paul's passing. I feel in my heart that my dad, Uncle Paul, and Aunt Alice are playing Up and Down the River having a great time! I'm sorry that Leo and I will not be able to attend the funeral. We are out of town.

Posted by Cathy Underwood-Dauenhauer - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   February 18, 2018

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