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Alvin A. Underwood

May 8, 1936 March 12, 2018
Alvin A. Underwood
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Husband, father, brother, and friend, Alvin A. Underwood, 81, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 after an extended battle with Alzheimer's. A long time Knoxvillian, Al was a well respected local civic and business leader.

Starting in the shoe department of Rich’s Department Store in the downtown area, he rose to become the President and CEO of Miller’s Department Store. While he loved his Miller’s family - he also enthusiastically embraced promoting Knoxville as a place to do business and live. He gave generously of his time to the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, 1982 Knoxville World's Fair, United Way, and the Knoxville Nativity Pageant. He and his wife, Linda, started Linda's Hallmark over 33 years ago.

An avid sportsman and enthusiast going back to his early high school days as the quarterback for his Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett football team - he enjoyed golf, tennis, and UT sports.

His greatest love was his wife, Linda, and his family. Al is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Amy and Michael Fine, and Beth and Mike King. Along with his children, he is survived by three grandchildren, Hayley King Schulist, Turner King, and Avery Fine. He also recently welcomed his first great grandchild, Annie Schulist. Besides his immediate family, Al is also survived by his beloved sister, Joyce Brown, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is planned for Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 AM at Stock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at Chesapeake’s Restaurant on Parkside Drive from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation be provided to the Pat Summit Foundation or Alzheimer's Tennessee.

The family would like to thank the staff at Clarity Pointe and Smoky Mountain Hospice for their compassionate care shown to Al and his family during this difficult time.
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Underwood family. www.clickfh.com


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Graveside

Thursday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
Stock Creek Baptist Church

8106 Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920

Stock Creek Baptist Church
8106 Martin Mill Pike Knoxville 37920 TN
United States

Celebration of Life

Thursday

15

Mar

12:00 PM 3/15/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
Chesapeake's Restaurant on Parkside

Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922

Chesapeake's Restaurant on Parkside
Parkside Dr Knoxville 37922 TN
United States
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