Stephen Tommy Underwood

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Funeral services for life-long Sikes, Louisiana resident, Stephen Tommy Underwood, was held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel  with family friends Reverend Robert Leach and Reverend Kenneth Tarver, with a eulogy  iven by his nephew, Tony McManus. Interment followed in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in the Fellowship Community near Tommy’s home in Sikes. Pallbearers were Jerry Ingles, Royce Calhoun, Gary Tolbert, La Dale Pate, Kenneth Clifton, and Wesley Simons. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Lasyone, Mike Clingan, Herman Grantadams and Roger Rutledge.  Tommy Underwood was born June 23, 1946, the first child of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Connie Underwood. He passed from this life, Tuesday, December 16, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by those he loved. Tommy’s working years were spent in the logging woods working as a skidder driver. Tommy was the life long companion, and the husband of 50 years to his wife, and best friend Dora. Tommy is survived by his three children, Connie Jo Crain and husband Bo, Lynn Holden and husband Buz, Lance Underwood and wife Brittenee; grandchildren, Holly Newton and husband Nathan, Lathon Hubbard and wife Krystal, Ethan and Evan Holden, Nathaniel, Olivia and Henry Underwood; great-grandchildren, Josie and Brendan Newton; sister, Connie Sue Racine and husband Johnny, brother-in-law Jerry Scroggins; sister-inlaw, Carolyn McManus and husband Jerry. In their life, Tommy and Dora have opened their home to their nieces, nephews, good friends, and neighbors. Everyone was always welcome in their home, whether it was to share a good  meal, or a laugh, once you were invited in you always wanted to come back, because you were always treated like family. In his spare time as a young man Tommy enjoyed Deer and Hog hunting with his dogs. Good hunting dogs were some of his most prized possessions. Tommy considered Sikes, Louisiana to be the most perfect place in God’s creation, being a man who enjoyed the simplest things in life everything he needed was here. He could enjoy a slow drive through the Piney Woods, the place he loved so much with as many kids as he could pile in his truck in tow. On his many trips down the same dirt roads every day to look for Turkey’s, Deer, Squirrels, or anything that might cross the road. In the late evening, nothing could end the perfect day better than to catch just enough Bream, for supper at “THE POND”. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.  

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