Charles F. Underhill


Charles F. Underhill, Jr., 90, of Ponte Vedra Beach died peacefully in his sleep Feb. 9. His spouse of 65 years, Janice Schwartz Underhill, died Nov. 18, 2016.

Charlie was born in Orlando on May 30, 1926. After graduating from St. James Catholic High School in Orlando, he served in the United States Navy. Later, Charlie continued his education at the University of Florida and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

After graduating, Charlie started his career in the automotive industry with Ford Motor Company in Jacksonville. His career included the ownership of an automotive dealership, and he spent the final 10 years as a 20-group consultant with National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).

Charlie is survived by his sister Rita O’Brian of Orlando; three sons, Trey Underhill (Carol) of Cumming, Georgia; Tom Underhill (Travis) of Fancy Gap, Virginia; and Tim Underhill of Ponte Vedra Beach; and granddaughter Jennifer Marie Underhill, who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and is currently stationed in Bethesda, Maryland, where she is working toward a medical degree.

The burial service will be held at a U.S. national cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida at 4566 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 in memory of Janice & Charles. Please sign the online guestbook at