David L. "Digger" Underwood, 68, of Noblesville, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 4, 1949, to Luther and Dessie (Cooksey) Underwood in Noblesville.

He was in the top 10 percent of his 1968 graduating class of Noblesville High School. He proudly served his country in Special Operations of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, and at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio upon his return from Vietnam. He attended the Indiana Police Academy and worked as a Law Officer for Sheridan Police Department, a Deputy for Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, and Noblesville Police Department, where he retired as a Detective. He proudly served as a member of the Noblesville Police Merit Board. He also worked for Fred's Frozen Foods for many years, Coaltrin Funeral Home, and in security at Riverview Hospital. He loved a good cigar and enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, attending auctions, and spending time with his family. He was honest, caring, supportive and faithful to his family and his Lord. He was a loyal and brave soldier and loved serving his community and country.

Survivors include his wife, Rita K. Underwood, who he married in May 1974; son, Brad Underwood (Amy); daughter, Amber Hagerty (Adam Henderson); two grandsons, Ryan Underwood (fiancée, Kcee Richardson) and Evan Hagerty; five granddaughters, Briana Jung, Mercedes Bivens (Jacob), Chloe Hagerty, Montana Underwood, and Jasmine Underwood; nieces and nephew, Scott Bentley, Amy Mulvaney, Heather Reynolds and Andrea Burns; and his beloved cat, Boots.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Alice Bentley; and nephew, Matthew Bentley.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with visitation scheduled from 5 p.m. to the time of service. Pastor Dave Nicholson will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Indiana Veterans' Home, 3851 North River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906; or your local police Shop with a Cop program.

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