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Mitchell Kane Underwood

Obituary for Mitchell Kane Underwood

May 5, 1964 - December 22, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 54


Mitchell Kane Underwood, of Austin, Texas, beloved son and brother, passed away from complications of diabetes on December 22, 2018, at the age of 54. Kane was born on May 5, 1964, in DeQueen, Arkansas, to Joe and Edie Underwood. He attended DeQueen High School in Arkansas and Anderson High School in Austin. He attended North Texas University briefly, but while there found interest in advertising sales. During his sales career, Kane also became involved in the publishing aspect of advertising and eventually created his own publication, a college campus magazine called Take Five.

While focusing on Texas State, he found his passion for fast pitch softball. He became head coach of the Vipers, a highly competitive traveling team in central Texas. Many of his athletes obtained college scholarships through his efforts and guidance. His girls were his pride and joy. He was a writer, editor, publisher, and sales manager of his own statewide magazine, Texas Fast Pitch Softball,that highlighted different teams, players, and events around the state.

After many years of coaching and running major softball tournaments, he continued his sales career working for a company that published the information guides for numerous Chamber of Commerces nationwide. He traveled and lived from east coast to west coast and in between for over 10 years becoming one of their top salesmen.

Returning home to Austin, he semi-retired and chose a job he enjoyed that utilized his skills in sales and travel, becoming a Lyft and Uber driver. Kane never met a stranger, making this the perfect retirement job for him.

Kane is preceded in death by his father, Joe Underwood, his grandparents, and numerous uncles and cousins. He is survived by his mother, Edie Underwood, his sister Stacey Underwood, and his brother Doug Cathey, as well as his two adopted yorkies, Choco and Valentino.

Kane loved the great outdoors, sports, car racing, humor, and good music. He was a gentle soul with a big heart who would help anyone in need. He was a loyal friend and loved his family. He will be truly missed by those who got a chance to know him.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at The Memorial Pavilion at Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of TX Hwy, N Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), St. Judes, Austin Humane Society, or any charity of your choice.

To share your condolences with the family, please visit Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home's obituary page on their website.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), St. Judes, Austin Humane Society, or any charity of your choice.

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Austin, TX 78705
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