Robert E. “Bob” Underwood

February 10, 1945 ‒ May 18, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Robert E. “Bob” Underwood, age 71, of Marion, passed away Wednesday night, May 18, 2016, at Heartland of Marysville.

He was born on February 10, 1945, in Boulder, CO, to the late Clarence and Helen (Chontos) Underwood. Bob was a 1963 graduate from Marion Catholic High School. Shortly after high school Bob enlisted in the United States Army National Guard of which he was honorably discharged from.

On October 12, 1976, Bob married Judith L. “Judy” Downing in Clifton Forge, VA.

Bob worked as an automotive salesman for local dealerships such as McDaniel’s Chevrolet and George Lupica’s Dealership. With Bob’s interest in cars, he also liked to do a bit of his own auto body work as well.

In his spare time, Bob liked being able to work with his hands outdoors. Whether it was tending to the garden or mowing the lawn, Bob was at peace. He also had a passion for dog shows. He and his wife owned show dogs and had their handler show them at Westminster. Bob could be found on the show ring as well, not showing, but judging. For 23 years Bob held his license to judge the sporting group and judged various shows throughout Ohio. Most of all, Bob loved the time he spent with his granddaughters and great granddaughter.

He will be missed by his wife, Judy; daughter, Traci (Randy Tracey) McKenzie of Delaware; granddaughters: Caitlynn (Cody) Evans of Morrow County, and Kyleah (Dakota Lessig) McKenzie of Delaware; and great granddaughter, Harlee McKenzie.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

A private intimate family service will be held at a later date.

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  • Judy, This is Jim Morrison and you may not remember me and my then wife Denise. We got divorced and I moved to California. Every time I came back to Marion I would think of Bob as we drove past your house while we were on Rte 23.

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing … you have my deep felt condolences. Bob was one of the few people I ever referred to as a close friend. Many memories came rushing back when my brother told me about Bob.

    Jim Morrison

  • Judy, Not sure if you would remember me either, haven’t seen Bob in years. Bob and I ran together back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He was a great guy, always a lot of fun and most of all a great friend. When I think about all the great memories it hurts me deeply
    So sorry to hear about Bob passing, am deeply sorry about your loss.

    Al Cooper