(April 20, 1962 - November 04, 2020)
Kris Wylam Underwood, 58, passed peacefully at Merit Central Health in Jackson, MS November 4, 2020. He was born in Courtland, NY April 20, 1962, the son of Billy Thomas Underwood and Mary Lee (Loper) Underwood.
Graveside services for Mr. Kris Underwood were held at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Sebastopol City Cemetery. Bro. Jim Methany officiated.
Kris graduated Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology which he used in a successful career in Archeology. After graduation he married Tonya (Anthony) Underwood. They celebrated 29 years of marriage and had two children Torey Underwood and Dalton Underwood. He was an avid Nascar fan and never missed a race even through his hard battle with chronic pancreatitis. Kris had a passion for history, and the outdoors which he instilled lovingly in his children and family through many fishing and hunting trips. He later went on to purchase and manage a Discount Tobacco in Sebastopol, MS and thoroughly enjoyed working with the public and made it a point to make each and every customer feel welcome. On April 29, 2018, he welcomed a granddaughter, Cheyenne Brielle Nickless, into the family, whom he adored and doted on happily.
Kris was survived by his wife, children, mother and stepfather (Venna Trepasso), brother (David Underwood), granddaughter, three nephews (Tripp and Trace Anthony, and Samuel Underwood), and five nieces (Aleese and Jordan Loper, and Vivian, Lindsay, and Julia Underwood). He was predeceased by his father.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Bradford, Mickey Fugitt, Joe Lee, Al Easom, Brent Comans, and Randy Williams
Honorary Pallbearers: Dalton Underwood, Tripp Anthony, Trace Anthony, Ashton Williams, Wayde Nickless, and Samuel Underwood.