Russell Eugene Underwood, 65, Adrian, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born March 4, 1945, in Nevada, to Russell Neal Underwood and Mary Adeline Peacock Underwood. Russell was born and raised in Nevada. He made his living as a truck driver, primarily as a grain hauler. He attended the Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada; and for the past six years, he has resided in Adrian.
Survivors include four children, Larry Underwood, Nevada, Roger Underwood, Harwood, Mo., Michele Applegate, Schell City, and Timothy Underwood, Nevada; his mother, Mary Underwood, Nevada; and special friend, Linda Guss, Adrian; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph Underwood, Nevada, Roy Underwood, Springfield, Mo., Bob Underwood, Batesville, Ark., and Ray Underwood, Longview, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Shelby Brandt officiating. Cremation will follow the service with interment at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, at a later date.
Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon, between 1 and 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
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