John “Jack” Milford Underwood

August 9, 1935 - December 23, 2012

John Milford (Jack) Underwood, 77, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born on August 9, 1935, in Stoddard County, Missouri, the son of the late John Milford and Hallie Frances (Gillespie) Underwood. Jack graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1952 and from Lincoln University in 1969. Survivors include: two children, Kimberly (Gary) Kuklin, Omaha, Neb., and John (Kimberly) Underwood, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Alexis Branson, Caleb Branson, Madeline Branson; and six siblings, Nelda (Thomas) Simpson, Cape Girardeau; James (Martha) Underwood, Columbia; Dennis (Barbara) Underwood, Cape Girardeau; Alice (Burton) Cofman, Leominster, Mass.; Doyle (Karin) Underwood, St. Louis; Brian Underwood (Carol Hunt), St. Louis. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Second Christian Church with Rev. David Avery officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of Missouri Humane Society, P.O. Box 1031, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1031. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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