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Waymon M. Underwood
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1931
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1987
Springfield
Clark County
Ohio, USA

Vice President at Credit Life Insurance Company. Waymon was born in Oklahoma, the son of Alton B. Underwood and Lela Lasater. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1954 with a degree in Drama. His thesis was on the first musical produced in America, called "The Black Crook" (1866) which is now in the collection of the Library of Congress. One of his friends at the University of Oklahoma was folk singer Tom Paxton. A true "Sooner", he was proud to be from Oklahoma and always had a "University of Oklahoma" sticker on the rear window of his car the rest of his life. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri early in his adult life but later found a good position in the Records Department at Credit Life Insurance Company in Springfield, Ohio, where he would remain for the rest of his life. He eventually would become Vice-President of Records and Management and was active in the Dayton Chapter of the ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators). He maintained a love for the theater and drama and he played a role in Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" in 1979 and was the lead in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" in 1980 at the Springfield Ohio Civic Theater to impressive reviews. He went through a triple bypass heart operation in 1986, then started eating properly and walking at the mall in the morning regularly.... but because he was a life-long smoker, his lungs could not stay clear and a few months later he died quietly at home of pneumonia. He was a lifetime bachelor but had several very close friends. Waymon was a proud 32nd Degree Freemason. His name lives on through the "Waymon M. Underwood Scholarship" at Wright State University to this day. 
 
Burial:
Solgohachia Friendship Cemetery
Solgohachia
Conway County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Christian
Originally Created by: Jeff James
Record added: Sep 07, 2009
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Waymon M. Underwood
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Many blessings and may you rest in peace. You are not forgotten.
- Lita
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
It sounds like you led a fascinating life. Rest in peace, Waymon. You are not forgotten.
- Jacquelyn
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
I was so happy to take you to the opera in San Francisco in 1978 to see "Norma". I remember how happy you were to see it!
- Christian
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011
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