Tommy Ladette Underwood, 65 years old, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019. He was born to Herman and Frances Underwood on January 21, 1954 in Ackerman, MS. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He then served and retired from the Naval Reserve and National Guard.
Tommy is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Brenda Day, Vancouver, Wash., and Teresa and Steve Sims, Ethel; and two nieces, Lacey and Sarah Sims, Baker; great-nephew, Torin Horton; and great-nieces, Brianna and Alayna Sims, all of Baker.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; Herman and Frances Underwood.
Relatives and Friends are invited to join the family at the graveside service with military honors at the Louisiana National Cemetery, 303 W. Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd, Zachary, LA 70791 on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Tommy’s memory to the Salvation Army.
The online guestbook may be sign by visiting www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Get your rest uncle Tommy. We love you.
Such a dear man with such a sweet soul! Jamie and I first became acquainted with Mr. Tommy several years ago when he worked at Walmart. We liked him immediately and always looked forward to visiting with him when we went shopping. We then realized he was a close friend of our next door neighbor, Mr. Frank, who generously opened his home to him after the devastating flood of 2016. We have enjoyed getting to know Mr. Tommy. We loved hearing about his life experiences and his stories about his time in the Navy and National Guard. We truly appreciate his dedication and service to our country, and we will miss him dearly. However, we know through our faith that we will all be reunited in God’s time. This is not “goodbye”, Mr. Tommy. This is “see you later”.
Michelle Turk and Jamie FortenberryPride, LA
I served with Tommy at the Navy Reserve Center in Baton Rouge. RIP, your job is done.
BM1 Forbes, TanyaZachary, LA