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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 (known fondly as "Way" by his close friends) 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 career 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 had a hobby of collecting police uniform patches, antiques, Pontiac automobiles, and was often be seen at flea markets on weekends. He maintained his love for the grand opera, theater and drama and he played a role in Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" in 1979 at the Springfield Ohio Civic Theater. The following season, Way played the lead role of "Willie" in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" for 4 performances in February-March, 1980. He recieved impressive reviews in the local paper. He was an articulate speaker and was a perfectionist in many aspects of his life. 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, in Ohio, 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
Find A Grave Memorial# 41662211
Waymon M. Underwood
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Waymon M. Underwood
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Waymon M. Underwood
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You were such a great friend to me and you'll never be forgotten. God bless!
- Christian
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016
Thinking of you on your birthday, dear friend! Missing you.
- Christian
 Added: Oct. 30, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015
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