LAKE, W.Va. — A Logan County community is mourning the death of longtime volunteer fire chief George Underwood, who died Thursday of an apparent heart attack.

Underwood, 64, was on a call working to unblock a culvert when he collapsed and died.

MetroNews affiliate WVOW in Logan described Underwood as a community icon who not only led the fire department but also ran the Lake Community Center.

He was a 1968 graduate of Logan High School where he was a standout athlete.

Southern West Virginia wrestling fans may also remember Underwood as the “Cuban Assassin.”

Evans Funeral Home in Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

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