J. William Underwood III

Published 12:42 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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NORFOLK – J. William Underwood III, died on April 23, 2023 in Norfolk. Born in 1946 in Suffolk to Joe W. Underwood II and Ellen Baines Williams, he grew up in Norfolk and Franklin.

He earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Springfield College and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He practiced as a clinical psychologist in Richmond for many years and also served on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University. After a few years of sailing to Central America and back, he established Norfolk Tug Company for which he served as president before retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Anne Sandor; two sons, Justin O’Neil Underwood and Alston Cooke Underwood; three brothers, Oma (Doodle), Jody and Lin and one sister, Ellen Marie Polyak; and his wife, Mason Andrews.

Services are to be private.