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James William Underwood

August 20, 1961 ~ February 9, 2022 (age 60)


James William “Jimmy” Underwood, age 60, of Benton, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at his home.

Jimmy’s wishes were to be cremated.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.

Cremation arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

James William Underwood was born on August 20, 1961, in Benton, the son of James Underwood and Joyce (Sullivan) Underwood.

He formerly worked in sawmills across Kentucky. He was also formerly a licensed EMT.

Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, camping, cookouts, and barbeques. Most of all he enjoyed get togethers, especially spending time with his family.

Surviving is his loving mother Joyce Atchison of Benton IL; two children Justin and Ashley Underwood; a grandson Levi Frost; siblings: Jerry Underwood and companion Terri Russell, Jonathan Underwood, Rhonda Howell, and Mary Beasley, all of Benton; his step-mother, Sandy Underwood of Hardin, KY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father James Underwood; a son Michael Underwood; grandson Gage Michael Frost; a sister Kathy Eaton; step-father Bert Atchison; paternal grandparents John and Ellen Underwood; and maternal grandparents Ernest and Hazel Sullivan.

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