Maxelline Underwood, age 86, of Clinton

Maxelline Underwood, age 86, of Clinton, Tennessee, passed away on August 15, 2019 at the NHC of Oak Ridge. Max was a member and deacon at Longfield Baptist Church. He retired from Singer Sewing Center. Max loved his church and family. He loved his great and grandchildren even more. They were life to him. Max served in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by: parents – George Lee Underwood and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Thompson Underwood; sisters – Jerrilene Delozier, Alline Dinkins Craig, Susie Cooper, and brothers – Eugene Underwood, Frank Underwood, and Francis Underwood.


Wife of 62 Years   Reba Underwood

Daughters            Karen (Johnny) Cox

                            Kendra (Joel) Dew

Grandchildren      Jonathan (Meredith) Cox

                             Jeremy (Rachel) Cox

                             Katlyn (Max) Smith

                             Kelsey (Clark) Stepp

Great Grandchildren   Sullivan, Tatum, and Nash Cox

                                    Judson and Julianna Smith

Sister                          Junie (Larry) Gillium

Many nieces, nephews, and a host of other cherished and dear relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at NHC Oak Ridge in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for their loving care of Max.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Loving Memory of Max Underwood to either:

Longfield Baptist Church – 249 Longfield Road, Rocky Top, TN 37769 or The Church at Sterchi Hills – 904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Visitation: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Longfield Baptist Church in Rocky Top, Tennessee. 

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Longfield Baptist Church in Rocky Top with Mark Stanley and Joel Dew officiating.Family and Friends will meet at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top, Tennessee at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 19, 2019 to go in procession to Campbell Memorial Gardens in LaFollette, Tennessee for an 11:00 AM graveside service with military honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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