Mark Edward Underwood Jr.

May. 01, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Mark Edward Underwood Jr., age 98, of Gatlinburg went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26th. He was an honest man of integrity and a strong Christian influence and blessing to his family and all his friends. He was an Elder Emeritus and member of Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church where he served faithfully for many years as a leader and Sunday School teacher. He was a faithful and dedicated husband, loving father to his sons, grandsons, granddaughters and great grandchildren. He was honored to have served in the Air Force during WWII as a Logistics Officer.

Preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 67 years, Rosemary Robinson Underwood; parents, father Mark E. Underwood, Sr. and mother Mary Lou Lowrey Underwood; sister, Virginia Clark, and brother Nichlas Underwood.

He is survived by sons, Mark A. Underwood of Rome, GA; and William R. Underwood and daughter-in-law, Kristy L. Underwood of Gatlinburg, TN; grandchildren, Richard H. Underwood New York, City, Robert Jason Underwood, Marietta, GA, Warren Mark Underwood, Stafford, VA, Kimberly VanHoven, Stafford, VA, Joshua Ryan Underwood, Troutdale, OR; great grandchildren, Ryan and Reece Underwood of Stafford, VA, Chase, Chance and Channing VanHoven of Stafford, VA, Victoria Underwood, Louisville, KY. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials and contributions be made to the Salvation Army, 127 Bruce Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.

The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. An inurnment service will follow at Smoky Mountain Memory Garden, Pigeon Forge, with full military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.