George T. Underwood

November 17, 1963 ‒ October 30, 2013

Marion, Ohio

George T. Underwood, age 49, of Marion, died at 11:01 AM October 30, 2013 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Marion County. George was born November 17, 1963 in Nassau County, NY to the late James Alan Underwood Sr. and Harriett Ruth (Lutz) Underwood. He was the youngest of 10 children. He worked at Advance Auto Distribution and occasionally for Mann’s Roofing. He was previously employed for several years at AHP. He was a loyal Yankee, Giants, Buckeye, Nascar and wrestling fan. His largest gift was his knowledge, ability and willingness to help anyone who needed him day or night and his absolute love for kids.

He is survived by his wife Melissa ‘Missy’ Messenger of Marion, father-in-law Stephen C. Messenger of Delaware, mother-in-law Bonnie Messenger of Marion, his children Thomas John (Jackie) Underwood of New York, Heather (Laurie Ann) Norwood of New York, Caitlin Long of South Carolina; brothers, Walter (Gladys) Underwood of Georgia, Jackie Underwood of New York; sisters; Helen (Lenny) Glavino of New York, Harriet (Charlie) Gremple of Florida, Carol Underwood of Georgia; his treasured grandchildren, Angelina, Gianna, Benjamin, Ryan, Zachary, and Oliver. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins as well as many close loving friends.

He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Billy, Bobby, Jimmy; and sister, Ruth Ann, and grandson Parker, plus his beloved sidekick dog, Paco.

Per George’s wishes there will be no services however there will be a Celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. Online condolences may be expressed at

  • Seeing this doesn’t make it real for me. I am still waiting on you to call or walk in. Needing to hear your voice, see you smile, watch you roll your eyes as I nag. I am so sorry I took the simple things for granted and truly wish we had more time together to laugh about how small those things really were & how much more important the time we shared was. Besides my Daddy, you were the most stubborn fighter I knew & I truly believe the only one that could ever win a fight with you was GOD, He called you home for some reason & I pray with all my heart I learn what it is & why & How you can just be here one second & gone the next. My heart aches so bad it literally feels broken in two. You were my rock, my constant & my best friend. I just wish I would have told you more how important you were, how great you are & how much I love you. I love you Georgie’ ……… Please keep an eye on us and if you can wrap your strong arms around me & never let me go.

  • I didn’t know you only the lovely missy on Facebook, gone but never forgotten by those who knew and loved you, andk may you rest I. Peace. Sweet dreams. Xxxxxx

  • Our love and prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family at this sad time, thinking of you all much love Mike and Angela

  • Uncle George you will be missed. I bet in the after life you are being chased with girls singing ” Georgie porgie puddin pie, kissed the girls and made them cry.” You were a good man and a great uncle. Tell everyone there they are not forgotten.
    May his memory be for a blessing and are loved.

  • George it was my honor to no you .I will never forget all the great timeswe had playing cards an having a. Cold one an laughing the whole night while doing I still cant believe this happened so sorry bud r.I.p georgie

  • You was taking to soon from your family. They well surely miss you the rest of there lives. I remember us being crazy about farmville. You will be missed ! RIP George.

  • I’m so sorry this had to be like this.I miss you a lot MIssy. We got to be good friends at Dr. Hypes.You know what I went threw when my husband passed away.He also worked at AHP.I bet they knew each other.Keep going forward.This to shall pass but with great difficulity.Take care hon. Carolyn

  • Your family is in my prayers, he will be your guardian angel from above Missy . He will be with u heart, spirit everyday. He was very good friend . He will be missed ( made us laughed , so good natureded, we played pranks on people he would be right in on it. Never dull moment around him . I couldn’t belive it , it took while to sink in. God has special plan for him, when god need his solider there is reason. We unfourantely don’t have the answer why, but pray over it ,pay before you open your bible maybe some insight will come to help comfort you . I remember time when George was even stubborn with lines that was running ,we had issues with ( Him ,Gene, Me ,Shawn going to teach them we win) oh the things..He knows how u feel, I believe with all my heart he is hugging he was proud you an his family. If ya need anything let me know. He wa good listener, all of had to fix a lot of water leaks old drypers can see him going get card board bales for barriers, or time we all chasing animals that came in plant, using forklift lights to guide make sure everyone was safe location when power went out. May he have comfortable new home , with many blessings he so deserves. May u be at rest no long driving time, no long hours only everything pleasant. I’m glad you had been part of my life which was Gods choice to bring you in it an I thankful for giving you to me as good friend. You will be nice shinhing star at night with light glowing bright for everyone to see lead the way.

  • Let it be a comfort that even though he is not physically here anymore, he is will always be with his family and friends in their hearts and memories. The Lord has a reason for taking him so soon, what we do not know, but the time he was here was a time of joy for those he lives he touched and was a part of. Rest in peace George, your family and friends will miss you and look forward to the day when they can be reunited with you. In the meantime they have each other and great friends to help them make it through this time of loneliness.

  • my prayers for the fam so sorry for your loss missy r.i.p george the al missed you a lot xxxxxx

  • R.I.P My beloved Baby Brother! You are Loved and will be forever Missed. Give Mom and Dad our love and dont let them cheat you at cards.

  • Although I only met George a couple times I do recall him being a very nice an polite person..My condolences to you an your family Missy, Peace be with you..

  • George was truly a man who always did for others and will be missed by many. My heart goes out to his family. May he find peace and joy on the other side! ♥

  • Missy and family,

    I was so very sad to hear of your loss. I don’t know that there are any words that will help at this difficult time, but please know that my thoughts are with you and will be praying for you.

  • My father was a lovable, likable guy. You knew when he was mad, and you knew when he was happy. He was never a talker, however once you got him to open up he was a motormouth. He lived a hard life, with a huge loveing family and close friends. And I will forever miss you!!

  • missy this makes my heart so sad – did not know him at all only you as f/b friend – my thoughts with you and your family at this time my friend – Peace will find you all xxxx

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss & my heart is pouring out to you. Praying for you and your family. Hope you can evidently find peace through this difficult time. God Bless you and your family

  • My uncle George was a very awesome man he had the sparck and determination to do anything he had set his mind on. you will always deeply god bless you at watch out for the family.

  • Having only met him a couple of times, I remember him as a very helpful and caring person to those around him. He was very welcoming to me when we met last year. Missy, Im so very sorry. Please let me know if u need anything, Im here. XOXOXOXO

  • I knew George through a good friend of mine Rocky Manns. I met him probably 20 times and each time I met him he was so full of life and always joking and kidding around. What a great man!! My condolences goes out to his entire family. He will be sadly missed. May God Bless you and be with you through this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry Missy- I can’t even begin to imagine- I can see what a great man he was by all that has been written about him. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • George was a great man. He was a hard worker, he was as nice as he could be, a good father to all of his children.. even me. I loved him as if he were my own father. I hate the fact that he’s gone, I won’t notice it as much as my mother because I am 589 miles away.. but I still notice it. It breaks my heart.. but I know he is at peace now. I love you, Georgie. Say Hello to Paco and Joey for me.. I am really going to miss you..

  • I did not know George personally but I have known Missy since 9th grade. I pray for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • My Condolences to Missy…one of my bingo blitzs partners. To the Family and Friends who loved George. May his Angel Wings wrapped around you bring you comfort. He is not really gone. He lives in your hearts. Memories and photos. As stated in his obit…he wants a party for the life he celebrated. So, that says not to be sad for too long…. He is watching you all….you will feel him when you least expect it. I did not know him…but reading his obit and his wishes….makes me like him. A pretty cool dude. May he R.I.P.

  • Missy & I have been online friends for some time now…Thru fb I met George, such a sweet handsome helpful man..I am so sadden by his passing, my heart goes out to Missy and his loved ones..RIP Handsome…gone but never forgotten.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Missy and I do understand and feel what you are going through having lost my own husband 5 months ago it is something that will take time .
    My love and prayers are with you and George’s family , keep him in your heart and draw comfort from your wonderful memories of him hugs to you all xx

  • No one ever prepares you to lose someone you love…..but know that he will be there for you waiting on the other side Miss. God just gathered up another angel. I will pray for strength to get you through this and for comfort.

  • Missy, So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. I’m so glad I got to meet him. I know that he loved you beyond words and would stand beside you no matter what. I truly believe that you met your soul mate when you met George. There’s nothing I can say to ease your pain but wanted you to know what I thought about George. Love you honey.

  • I am soooo sorry for your loss…I am Blessed I was able to meet him when he came and picked up the refrigerator…you would have thought we had known each other for years, such a warm welcoming person. God Bless him, you, and all of the Family…May God hold all of you tight in his arms in this very difficult time…Love you Sweet, Sweet, Girl…If you need anything Im here…

  • I know that mothers in law and sons in law are supposed to have differences, but George and I got along with a lot of love and respect for each other . Missy, you and Caitlin were loved by him very much. I am so grateful to God for letting us borrow him for such a short time. He will remain in our hearts and minds forever

  • georgie you were a great man you would do anything for anybody and never expect anything in return. we loved getting together with you and everybody to play cards. you were like an uncle to us and hold a special place in our hearts. you will be greatly missed. God needed you for a job in Heaven and we know that you will be looking down on everybody from above. Until we meet again georgie r.i.p.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and both of your families. George was a funny, thoughtful and giving man. I don’t think there is anything he wouldn’t do for someone when they needed it. I remember meeting him for the first time and thinking he had the most beautiful eyes and a great personality. I know he will be greatly missed by many but an angel was needed and he is now watching over you Missy and will always be with you!

  • Missy, I was so sorry to learn of your loss, and my heart hurts for you and all those who loved George. Although I only met him once, he was an extremely memorable and likeable man. The humor and connections made on that evening made an impression on me. I pray the coming weeks, months and years will provide you, his friends and family, with comfort and healing.

  • George was a good man and will be missed dearly, There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for anyone . He would give anyone the shirt off his own back . He was a very hard worked. I just hope that people who didn’t know him realize how much he will be sadly missed. Yeah he wasn’t perfect but no one is perfect and he had his ups and downs but he will always be in our heart, He will see us again one day and know how much he was truly missed and loved.

  • Missy, we have been through so much together in the past 30 years. I remember when you and George first met and those football shirts you two got to watch the game together. I remember I thought my heart would break when you told me you, George and Caity were moving to Ohio. Now I only wish I could take some of the pain away that you are feeling. We all loved George, and will continue to love him. Missy, please know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you girl.

  • R.I.P. our friend. We will see you on the flip side. Please look after my Missy and Caity-Caitlin. We have always thought of Missy’s family as our own. You couldn’t have picked a better family to be in. I am glad I got to spend the time with all of you in Marion last year. Just wish it could have been longer. At least we did get to watch some sports games together! Tell my Errol and Dad hi for me. Missy helped me through so much at my time of need and I hope I can do the same for her. She is one special lady and needs all her friends and family around her more than ever right now. I know you will make an entrance to see her. Some think I am crazy when I say that, but Errol (our son) did….and no I wasn’t going crazy! I was wide awake at Mom’s when he came to see me. So yes George, please do me the favor of coming to see our Missy. It will give her some comfort and a sense of peace. We will always miss you and you will stay in our hearts and minds forever.

  • George was a great friend and taught me many things in the 6 years I worked with him. The main thing he taught me was how important family is no matter how far away or mad you are at them but to always love and forgive. When I started at AHP I couldn’t have worked better with the group of guys I did, we always laughed and had good times but what I loved the most was at the end of our shift all the guys couldn’t wait to get home to their families I learned so much from them and will miss all the talks me and George had. He was always there for me no matter what time of day it was. He will be missed so much. RIP My Friend who was like a father to me and boy did he let me have a ear full when I messed up. Miss you buddy. Love to you always and to the family.

  • So lost Georgie’. 🙁 Trying to figure this all out & yet knowing it will never be. I miss you so much !!. My insides are scrunched up in knots. I never thought anything could hurt like this. You know I am driving myself nuts with all the what if’s & why’s but that is my stubborn ways. I pray for answers, peace, sleep…. Maybe in time ~ I love you, I miss you & I pray you hear me talking to you as often as I do. Maybe one day, you will answer back ~

  • George was a great friend to me! He helped me out whenever i asked him. He would do anything for his friends and his family! I will always remember what a great man and friend he was. Missy i will always be here for you! I love you like a sister!

  • George was a great guy. As so many have already said he would help anyone and not even think twice about it. I remember last summer my truck door wouldnt shut, me and missy messed with it for alittle while. Missy went and got george.. He fixed it in like 5 seconds. We all got a good laugh. He loved you missy, dont ever doubt that. As the bible states…. When you are absent from the body you are present with the Lord. I pray that you find comfort Missy. Im here for you no matter what time of day or night. We were not in each others lives for many years, but God seen a way for us to put the past in the past. All that matters now is we are here for each other like it use to be. I love ya girl and my heart is broken for you. Be strong… We ll get thru this.

  • Another day gone. I thought about you all day. I miss you so much Georgie’. I know you don’t want me to cry all the time, but it hurts so bad. I would give anything to see you again, touch your face, just have you hug me & make it all go away. You were so strong, you were the one that just kept going no matter what was thrown at you. I am trying so hard to learn from you even though you are no longer here to show me the way in person. I do feel your strength because it was so powerful. I am so thankful for the little things & pray they guide me now when I need them the most. I will never forget what you have said so many times over the years, but I do miss hearing your voice. The impact you made on & in my life is what I pray carries me through this heartache. I love you !

  • Today you would have been 50. I am so sad that we will not be sharing your special day together, but I am sure your 1st birthday in heaven is simply awesome. I am going to borrow one of your wishes, I know you won’t mind. We will both know when it comes true. Thinking about you, missing you & loving you so very much !

  • Heard your voice last night. Seemed like you were right in the room. I miss you so much Georgie’ ! I Love you !!! Still all seems like one huge nightmare.. So unfair.. So much left to say, do & share.

  • It’s our favorite Holiday ! Happy Thanksgiving Georgie’. It will never again be the same without you running everyone out of the kitchen so you could do it all your way. I will miss that so much & just enjoying family together. I love you ~~ xo

  • I am still here Georgie’.. Miss you so much ! Broken hearted is such an understatement… Nothing has ever hurt so much ! I love you. Plz look in on me from time & toss me some of your amazing courage, I could use some now. Christmas came & went, not much celebration here with all the sadness… I love you so much ~

  • God How I miss you ! I don’t understand….how, why… All I know is it hurts so much ! Praying you are at peace, surrounded by love ! xo xo I love you Georgie’

  • Georgie’ .. I know you have seen Momma already, I am sure you were right there to hug her again. Wow ! Could you maybe ask God to please help me here a bit with all this loss & pain ? It is just too much. I am still soo heart broken over losing you and now Momma has gone too. I wish I could turn back the clock.. Just have more time with both of you.. Alot more time.. I love you & I miss you so much !! Look down on me from time to time and toss me reminders that you are ok and Mom is ok & you are having a grand time in Heaven ! Look over Caity, keep her safe ! Love you always ~

  • Georgie’ I thought about you so much today. Searching for a way to find a miracle and see you again, hear you, talk to you where I know you can hear me. So much has happened since you left. Mom is gone now too. The boy that killed you is most likely not going to be punished at all thanks to the poor investigation, lack of prosecution from the prosecutor & the Judge doing nothing to uphold the law itself. I am so sorry this is happening & there will be no real punishment for the one who caused your death. I have tried, many have tried.. We don’t understand. Only they do. This is not Gods doing but rather at the hands of people who do not care about the importance. I know it would not have brought you back, but had there been true punishment it could possibly stop this from happening to someone else. I love you so much. I don’t know how to go on without you. I am learning to live all over again yet still looking everywhere for you.

  • I love you so much ! Time passes but I still wait on you to come home ~~~~ I miss you more every day !