Michael Lee Underwood
Michael Lee Underwood, 45, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was born Jan. 7, 1975 in Eastland. Michael was an avid hunter, great fisherman and a Dallas Cowboys fan through and through. He retired as a Sr. Chief from the United States Navy. During his 23 years of service, Michael had been deployed to Iraq, Bahrain, Italy and San Diego. He also received Sailor of the Year on two separate occasions. Upon retirement, Michael moved back to Texas where he purchased his first home on Lake Granbury. He was preceded in death by his father, James Underwood and sister, Wendy Underwood-Raspaud.Survivors include his mother, Candice and David Mitchell; daughter, Kyndra Ables; sister, Jennifer Underwood; brother, Monty Mitchell and wife Lauren; sister, Heather Jennings and husband Cory; nieces and nephews, Kason Smith, Bryson McGee, Camery Woods, Jax Raspaud, Kylie Raspaud, Jeremiah Woods, Elijah Robinson, Brayden McGee; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at his parent’s home in Whitt. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, March 23 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksboro with burial following at Perrin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.