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“Butch” David Lee Underwood of Jerseyville left this world to be with the Lord on October 30, 2020, at 7:25 p.m. surrounded by his loved ones singing his favorite hymns.  

Butch was born Sept. 22, 1951, to Oku and Mary Underwood, the seventh son and 10th child.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oku and Mary Underwood; a granddaughter, Alissa Ehlers; brothers, Bob, Bill, Edward, Dwight and Jim; a sister, Jeanette Menezes; brothers-in-law, Ben Cullers and Herman Vandygriff; sister-in-law, Louise; and many other loved ones.

Surviving are his three daughters and their spouses, Chantel and Steve Ehlers, Michelle and Steve Price, and Clarissa and James Maag; eight grandchildren, Kaci and Kristen (Chantel), Dustan and Magalene (Michelle), Matthew, Charlie, Caleb, and Tessa (Clarissa); a great-granddaughter, Lily (Dustan); sisters, Kay Cullers, Bev Vandygriff, and Cheri Hardwick; brother, Jerry Underwood; sisters-in-law, Mary, Sherry, Mary, and Judy; and one uncle, Glenn Browning.

A virtual memorial will be announced at a later date. Inurnment services are being provided by Marks Mortuary in Wood River. 


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