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Malcolm Stanley Underwood, Jr.

March 24, 1930 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 91)

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Malcolm Stanley Underwood, Jr. of Stuarts Draft, VA passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Atwell Underwood. He was the son of Malcolm Stanley Underwood and Ruby Newton Underwood. Malcolm and his sister, Ruth were raised by Carl C. and Ruth Newton Cheatham of Lynchburg, VA after his mother’s death in 1936.

In addition he is survived by three children, Carl Clifford Underwood of Stuarts Draft, VA, Malcolm S. Underwood III (Chip) of Richmond, VA and Elizabeth U. Bowman of Afton, VA; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster parents; sister, Ruth U. Hogan; daughter, Kathy U. Russell and daughter-in-law, Deb Underwood.

Malcolm graduated from the University of Virginia in 1951 and from its law school in 1959. At the University he was editor–in-chief of “Cork and Curls”, the college yearbook, and was a member of KAPPA ALPHA ORDER.

Upon graduating from Law School he worked for State Planters (now SunTrust) for 27 years, retiring as Senior Vice President, and then returned to Lynchburg, VA as First Vice President and marketing manager, investment services for Sovran Bank (now Bank of America) retiring in 1997.

He was proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps. He served on active duty during the Korean conflict and had many career highlights in the Marine Corps Reserves. He served as commanding officer of the Marine Reserve units in Lynchburg, VA, Richmond, VA and Newport News, VA. retiring as colonel receiving the Commandant’s Trophy in 1974 as having the finest battalion in the Fourth Division.  He was a life member of the Marine Corps Historical Foundation and a life member of the Military Officers Association of America and a member of the American Legion.

Malcolm was active in the Republican Party of Virginia.  He served as treasurer of the third District Republican Committee for 8 years and as Treasurer of the state Republican party 1972-75.

Malcolm was member of Rotary International for 36 years and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He served as a board member of the VSAF (now Virginia Athletics Foundation) 1984-89; Military Aid to the Governor of Virginia and Vice-Chair of the First District Republican Committee.

In 2010 he received his 50 year certificate from the Virginia Bar Association.

He was a member of Valley Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund of Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, August 6 at 4:00 PM at Valley Baptist Church 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA.                                                       


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Memorial Celebration of his LIfe with Military Honors
August 6, 2021

4:00 PM
Valley Baptist Church
26 Sunny Slope Lane
Stuarts Draft, Virginia 24477


Valley Baptist Church
26 Sunny Slope Lane, Staurts Draft VA 24477

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