Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all State flags displayed at the State Capitol Complex and on all State facilities throughout Logan County be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the day of services for Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief George Underwood, who died while responding to a public assistance call on April 3, 2014.
"Chief Underwood dedicated his life to helping others-in his role as fire chief and as a member of the Lake community," Gov. Tomblin said.
"Joanne and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his wife, children, family and friends."
An Eagle Scout, Underwood served the citizens of the Lake community as Chief of the Lake Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years, and in this position trained and mentored the firefighters who served the community.
Underwood also served for many years as an Auxiliary Deputy for the Logan County Sheriff's office.
Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Underwood and Erma Underwood; by his birth mother, Mae Mileto; his brother, Jim Mileto, and his sister, Marcella Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ball Underwood; his son, George Scott Underwood (Anna); his son, Ronnie Allen Ball (Ashley Henry); his daughter, Angie Spears (Greg); his daughter, Cindy Smith (Robert); his brother, Joe Mileto (Evelyn); his sister, Betty Torres; his sister, Sherrie Hall; his sister, Linda Hall; his sister, Donna Hall; his sister, Frankie Williams; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and extended family.
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