John Nathan Underwood

John Nathan Underwood, 97 of Salem departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in his residence.  He was born on December 4, 1922 at Okmulgee, OK a son of the late John N. Underwood Jr. and Dolly Myrtle Leak Underwood.  His wife of 45 years Estelene C. “Kay” Underwood survives.

   Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Shannan and Sharla Patterson, Weleetka, OK, one brother, Wayne L. Underwood, Tulsa, OK 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister in law, Willadean Simpson (Jerry), Tulsa Ok, two brother in laws, Luville Riddle, Tulsa, OK, John W. Riddle (Phyllis), Sun City, AZ, special cousin, Mike Underwood and wife Barbara, Salem.

   Mr. Underwood received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and was a retired Civil Engineer working for several companies in his life time constructing High Rise Buildings. His favorite work was design and build in the medical field.  He was project manager over the construction of a hospital in Mason City, IO.  He also owned and operated his own company J.D. Enterprises for two years.  John was a member of Friendship Lodge #56 AF & AM West Union, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner.

   He was a WWII Veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. and a member of the Shirley United Methodist Church where he served as Lay leader.

   The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the wonderful caretakers John had during his lengthly illness with Alzheimer’s; Stacey Wright, Tina Ferrell and the great hospice team and especially Danielle who comforted him in his last hours.  A special note of gratitude to Mike and Barb Underwood for their years of devotion to John.

   The family will receive friends in the Harbert Funeral Home 287 W. Main St. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Harbert Funeral Home 287 W. Main St. Salem on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at  Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Underwood family.