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Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood, Green Co., KY (1931-2017)

He led a life of distinguished service, church and civic involvement, and in his professional life as a Certified Cancer Registrar. He was a graduate of Campbellsville College (now University), and an outstanding farmer.He loved his "Edge O Green Farm" of green fields and registered Angus Cattle. He subscribed to best-farm practices and left it a better farm. His wife of 61 years, Helen Sandidge Underwood, survives
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Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood, 86, of Green County, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Bluegrass Way in Campbellsville, KY. .

A memorial service for Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood will be conducted at 11amCT, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, 119 N Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Diana Goff, Brenda Patterson, and Lesa Bradshaw Register Attendants. Visitation is requested after 8amCT, Wednesday at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church until time of the memorial service. Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of the service arrangements. Mr. Underwood bequeathed his body to the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood, Green Co., KY (1931-2017)

Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood of Green County, Kentucky, son of the late Jefferson Leslie Underwood and Jennings Adeline Wilson Underwood, was born on January 24, 1931 and departed this life on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Bluegrass Way in Campbellsville. He was 86 years and 23 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church serving as Elder, Trustee, member of the choir and served one term as member of the Finance Committee of Louisville Presbytery (now Mid-Kentucky Presbytery).

He was retired from University of Louisville Hospital as a Certified Cancer Registrar with 38 years of service. He continued to work part-time as a Certified Cancer Registrar in the Cancer Program at Taylor Regional Hospital for another 14 years. He was a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association, The Louisville Cancer Registrars Association (serving one term as President), and affiliated with the Kentucky Cancer Program.

Sam was a Veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Air Force serving with the 39th Fighter Interception. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and stationed at March Field in California upon return to the States and served temporarily in England.

He is a 50 year member of the Lions Club, 38 year member of Shepherdsville Lions Club serving as Secretary, President, Zone Chairman, Region Chairman and District Governor in District 43N in 1972, Trustee of Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and member of Holloran Trust Committee providing housing for students attending Kentucky School for the Blind. He was recipient of Melvin Jones Fellow and Finis Davis Fellow. He transferred his membership to Campbellsville Lions Club in 2002 and has continue to serve in Lionism for 50 years plus.

Sam was a graduate of Campbellsville College (presently Campbellsville University) with a major in English. He loved his "Edge O Green Farm" of green fields and registered Angus Cattle. He subscribed to best-farm practices and left it a better farm.

Mr. Underwood is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Sandidge Underwood of Green County, KY. Other survivors include:
  • Step-sister: Bettye Jane Underwood Rafferty and her husband, Carroll of Campbellsville, KY

  • A step-brother: Robert Wilson Underwood and his wife, Teressa of Alabama

  • and step-nieces and step-nephews.
Besides his parents, Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his step-father and step-mother: Robert Frank Underwood and Hallie Ingram Underwood; step-sisters: Mary Susan Underwood Dobson and Shirley Ann Underwood Thompson.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the following: Greensburg Presbyterian Church, Greensburg Cemetery, or the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation which can be made at the funeral home or the church.

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Mr. Samuel Leslie Underwood, Green Co., KY (1931-2017)

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