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Jeffery Scott “Scottie” Underwood, age 53, of Fayetteville, passed away July 12, 2020.
Scottie was born on August 24, 1966 to the late James and Rachel Underwood. He grew up in Commerce alongside a sister and two brothers. He attended Commerce High School during which he time he met his future bride, Karen. Upon graduation, Scottie began his working life as a truck driver. He also worked in construction for some years until he opened his own company, Underwood Stucco. Scottie was wed to his longtime love, Karen, in 1981. The couple made their family home in Commerce. They enjoyed a quiet life raising their two daughters and one son. In 2010, Scottie and his wife moved to Fayetteville, where he spent the remainder of his life.
As a young man, Scottie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an outdoorsman who loved being in nature. Throughout his life, Scottie was a collector of guns. He frequented gun ranges where he enjoyed shooting. He was a fan of NASCAR and UFC. He was an exceptional cook who left so many of his special recipes behind for his family to enjoy. Scottie was a clever man. He could figure out just about anything. He was a jokester and was known to be sarcastic. Scottie was a faithful Christian and even became an ordained minister. He was a true family man. He adored his children and grandchildren, who cherished and respected him deeply. Scottie was the beloved “Poppa” and “Poppy” of his family. His wife was his very best friend. He was the best father any child could ask for. Memories of Scottie’s big heart and warm hugs will be forever cherished by his family.
Along with his parents, Scottie was preceded in death by his infant daughter; granddaughter: Arabella Hyde; and sister: Cindy Baugh. He is survived by his wife of 39 years: Karen Elaine Underwood of Fayetteville; daughters and sons-in-law: Tara and David Hyde of Fayetteville, Kelli and David Hull of Braselton; son: Josh Underwood of Fayetteville; grandchildren: Ryleigh Hyde, Kayleigh Underwood, Logen Hull and Kelsi Hull; brothers: Ricky Underwood and Todd Underwood, both of Commerce; beloved canine companion: Max.
The Underwood family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville. Messages of condolences may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.