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October 30, 2011
|Ronnie Wayne Underwood was peacefully called home to the Lord on October 30, 2011. Born in Roanoke, Virginia on April 20, 1947 he chose to spend his life working in the Roanoke Valley. After retirement from VDOT, he continued to help others with his countless abilities as an accomplished machinist, engine builder, and fabricator.
Proceeding Ronnie in death were his parents Gid W. and Lena P. Underwood. Ronnie is survived by his dedicated wife and love of 43 years Patricia B. Underwood. He is also survived by his son Shannon L. Underwood and wife Summer D. Underwood and his precious grandkids Brayden Walker Underwood (Little Buddy) and Addalyn Ann Underwood (Doodle Bug). Also surviving are his brother Barry L. Underwood and his special mother- in-law Uldine M. Board. He was also survived by his favorite “shop companion” Camshaft, his puppy that would never leave his side.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Gentle Shepherd Hospice as well as Dr. Terrence May and all of their staff for the wonderful care he received. They would also like to express special gratitude to Jimmy Holland and family as well as Jamie Debord and family along with many other special friends for their tireless efforts to assist all of us. Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday November 2, 2011 from Oakey’s North Chapel with Rev Kenneth R. Butterworth officiating, interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 9pm Tuesday November 3,2011 at Oakey’s North Chapel.
Online condolences can be made at www.oakeys.com.