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Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

700 West Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN

OBITUARY

Floyd Emery Underwood

May 14, 1929June 22, 2020

Floyd Emery Underwood, age 91, formerly of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, Florida. He was born May 14, 1929 in Bedford, Indiana.

He graduated from Shawswick High School. Floyd had worked at Bloomington Crushed Stone. He was the son of the late Raleigh Underwood and Lillie (White) Underwood. Floyd married Eunice Waldon on July 2, 1966 and acquired a new welcoming family. Eunice passed away on June 3, 2001. He met his companion Beverly Henrichon from Florida and has lived in Englewood, FL with her for the past 17 years.

Floyd was a family man and always there to help whenever needed. He loved all kinds of racing – NASCAR, Sprint card, and go-carts. Over the years he attended many sporting activities that involved his family members. He was a long-time St. Louis Cardinals fan and if he didn’t attend he was “glued to the tube” when they played. He also enjoyed going to or watching Indiana University basketball. In his later years while in Florida he became an excellent wood carver earning many awards and ribbons. He was a member of the Charlotte County Wood Carvers, Myakka River Wood Carvers, North Port Wood Carvers, and Cultural Center Wood Carvers.

Floyd is survived by a son, Terry (LeeAnne) Underwood of Monticello, IN; grandsons, Nathan and Daniel Underwood; great-grandson, Thomas Underwood; great-granddaughter, Lillie Underwood; along with numerous step-children and their families. Floyd is also survived by one sister, Mabel Reikes-Johnson of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, Raymond, and Albert; and one sister, Elizabeth May.

Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bloomington Animal Shelter, 3410 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Bill Msrvin

June 30, 2020

I thought I put one in earlier but didn’t see it so here goes.
Floyd and I worked at Bloomington Crushed Stone. I always considered Floyd a kind, considerate person with high integrity. He Would always greet me with his smile and a word of encouragement. To be honest I ran into him in public once and did not recognize him without his hard hat. I will surely miss him. Bill Marvin

Sarah Biggs

June 29, 2020

Though I didn't know him well, we spent a lot of time working at the market along with his sister Mabel. He adored her and she, him. I will always treasure the Santa in the chimney Christmas ornament he carved. He was a kind and generous man. He will be missed. Sleep well gentle soul.

Otha Hansford

June 29, 2020

I met Floyd at the Punta Gorda History Park Farmers Market; he was there to help Mabel, his little sister. Before I ever met Floyd l knew he was a wonderful person; Mabel was not shy about everything Floyd did for her and how much he meant to her. Once I met Floyd I knew she was spot on about her big brother. He was everything she said and more. He made you feel you had been a close friend for years and made a point to greet you every time he was at the market. Floyd will definitely be missed at the market and by everyone that knew him. Be at peace my friend.

Mabel Reikes - Johnson

June 29, 2020

RIP BB you were the best brother a little sister could ask for. You were not only a big brother you were a father after our father passed. You helped mom raise me to the person I am today. You will surely be missed. Love you BB to the moon and back.
Your little sister
Mabel

PATRICIA Powell

June 28, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of Floyd. He was a gentle patient man. He taught me to play euchre and was always patient when I trumped his hand. Which I did often. He tried to teach me to ride a dirt bike but finally had to give that one up when I ran into the neighbors fence. One winter while he was laid off from the crusher I watched Floyd teach himself to crochet. He produced a beautiful tablecloth that winter. A man of many talents and gifts. God bless.

Mike Miles

June 28, 2020

Floyd was one of the finest men I have ever known. Proud to have him for a friend. I am sure he will be taking in some good racing in heaven. So sorry for your loss.

Barbara Reynolds

June 27, 2020

Many Happy Memories Of This Great Man... Love To All, Aunt Barbara

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY