Billy Ray Underwood

Jul 02, 2013

Loving husband and father

WAYNESVILLE — Billy Ray Underwood, 71, of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at The Homestead.

He was born in Haywood County, Oct. 12, 1941, to the late Melvin and Bonnie Jordan Underwood.

He was well known by many for making flint lock rifles.  He also had a love for making knives.

Survivors include his loving wife, Geraldine Underwood; two sons, Heath and Patrick Underwood; and a daughter, Bonnie Underwood.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, in the Chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Rev. Greg Cullen officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Private burial will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.

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