Edson Walea Underwood passed away on March 22, 2021. His life of adventure began on July 6, 1951 in Waycross, Georgia. His parents Capt. Cecil C. Underwood and Margaret Wendt Underwood preceded him in death.
Ed believed in living life to the fullest extent and he did so every day. After graduating from Young Harris and UGA, he spent time as a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, working in textile mills and on the railroad, roughnecking oil rigs, wrangling horses in the shadow of the Tetons, selling real- estate and mortgages, and even spending evenings as a handyman, before finding his true calling in the auction business. Rumours still persist about his career as a race car driver.
From traveling the country with his work as an auctioneer and equipment salesman to vacation trips to his favourite spots in the Keys or riding the mountains and coastlines of America on motorcycle, Ed was constantly moving and collecting life’s experiences. You could always depend on him to share a sunset, a cocktail and a funny story. Ed perfected the art of enjoying life and effortlessly included anyone around him in that joy.
Ed will continue to be loved and missed by his surviving children, Elijah Underwood, Laura Underwood, Amelia Hobson, his children by marriage, Amanda Underwood and Taylor Hobson, his two grandchildren, Samuel and Katherine Underwood, his siblings, Cecilia Underwood, Marge McIntyre, and Con Underwood, his brother-in-law Neil McIntyre, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members who all hold him dear.
Throughout his life, his fond memories of his time at Young Harris College in North Georgia led Ed to continue his support of the school, regularly attending banquets and fundraisers. If you would like to make a donation in his memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider making it to YHC through their website.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude towards all the friends and coworkers in Covington, Georgia who supported, loved, became frustrated with, and laughed with Ed for the last 30 years. He lived a good life.
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