Former Brevard Hospital Administrator Harry Judson Underill, 96, of Indialantic, Passed Away March 4

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Hank enjoyed a successful career as a western and wildlife artist for 24 years

Hank Judson Underill, age 96, passed away on March 4, 2022. He moved to Orlando with his parents in 1935 where he grew up, and in 1952, became the Administrator of Brevard Hospital, which is currently Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later, during the Korean War and beyond, in the Air Force Reserve attaining the rank of Captain.

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – Harry (Hank) Judson Underill, age 96, was born December 25, 1925, in Tampa, Florida to Judson and Dorothy Underill.

Hank loved the Lord and went to spend eternity with him on March 4, 2022. He moved to Orlando with his parents in 1935 where he grew up.

He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later, during the Korean War and beyond, in the Air Force Reserve attaining the rank of Captain. In 1947 he met and married Elizabeth (Bess) Twitty and they shared 68 wonderful years together.

The couple lived in Orlando where they had two sons.

In 1952 they moved to Melbourne where Harry became Administrator of Brevard Hospital, which is currently Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. He served as administrator for 28 years.

During that time they were blessed with a third son.

Harry (Hank) Judson Underill, age 96, was born December 25, 1925, in Tampa, Florida to Judson and Dorothy Underill. In 1947 he met and married Elizabeth (Bess) Twitty and they shared 68 wonderful years together. Hank loved the Lord and went to spend eternity with him on March 4, 2022.

In 1980 Harry retired from the hospital and the couple moved to southwestern Colorado where he had a successful career as a western and wildlife artist for 24 years, always encouraged by his devoted wife.

When Bess needed open-heart surgery, he gave up painting and spent the remaining 11 years of her life taking care of her.

Both Hank and Bess lived for each other and for their family. Their love for the Lord is found in every member of their family. He served the Lord as an online missionary for Global Media Outreach since 2012 and disciplined people from all over the world.

He is survived by his sons Buz, Steve and Jim; his daughter-in-law, Sharon, who he considered his daughter; granddaughters Whitney Wakley and Christina White and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom he loved deeply.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on March 19 at Calvary Chapel Melbourne at 2955 Minton Road, W. Melbourne.

He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later, during the Korean War and beyond, in the Air Force Reserve attaining the rank of Captain.
In 1952 Hank Judson Underill moved his family to Melbourne where he became Administrator of Brevard Hospital, which is currently Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. He served as administrator for 28 years, and when he retired, Holmes Regional Medical Center’s newsletter, the “Heartbeat,” ran this tribute to his outstanding service to the hospital and community.
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