Harles James Underwood

Harles James Underwood, 91, a longtime resident of Schulter, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, at his home in Schulter. Harles was born April 9, 1927, in Colton to Joe S. Underwood and Hattie Green Underwood.

Harles grew up in the Schulter area. Following his high school years, he attended Okmulgee Tech for further studies. Harles worked most of his adult life as an aircraft mechanic. He worked for over nine years at Douglas Aircraft and later worked for 28 years with Rockwell International before his retirement.

Harles married the love of his life, Judy Dale Huckaba on May 6, 1957, in Walker County, Georgia. They remained happily married for 50 years until Judy’s death in 2007.

Harles was an accomplished woodworker and a gifted musician, playing the guitar and steel guitar in several of his own bands. He loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors. Above all, Harles loved his family. He was a caring son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Harles will be missed by his many family members and friends.

Harles is preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Debs Underwood and Dee Underwood; sisters, Jackie Thornberg, Belle Hunter, and Evelyn Crawford; and his wife, Judy Underwood.

Harles is survived by his two sons, Glen Underwood and wife Mavis of Schulter and Timothy Underwood and wife Sheri of Tulsa; a sister, Beulah Jones of Pawnee; five grandchildren, Jennifer M. Underwood Edwards, Jonathan Logan Underwood, David Michael Underwood, Dondrea Littlefield, and Andrea Thomas; great grandchildren, Jack Edwards, Brianna Edwards, Kia Edwards, Josh Underwood, Ella Underwood, Kristen Littlefield, Desiree Littlefield, Ayden Thomas, and Noah Thomas, as well as other extended family and many good friends.

Visitation was from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Integrity Funeral Service.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Integrity Chapel where Rev. Jarrod Dumond officiated. Interment followed immediately at Salt Creek Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army.

Pallbearers were David Underwood, Logan Underwood, Tim Underwood, Glen Underwood, Jason Littlefield, Jason Edwards, and David Mollett.

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