Jerry Underwood

Jerry Lee Underwood

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Jerry Lee Underwood
January 7, 1929 - April 2, 2020

Jerry Lee Underwood went to join Jesus Christ at the age of 91 on April 2, 2020 at his home with wife Juanita and daughter Julie by his side.

Jerry was born on January 7, 1929 in Phoenix AZ to Thomas W. Underwood and Emily B. Pogue Underwood. The family came to California in 1941 and settled in Arvin. Jerry attended Arvin Elementary and Bakersfield High School and later received his AA at College of the Sequoias in Visalia CA. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 19 in March of 1948 as an Airplane Mechanic Helper. He served until February 1950. Just before leaving the service Jerry met Juanita Patrick through his brother Pete and her sister Jonita who were married. (Isn't that cute!). Jerry and Juanita married on March 2, 1951 in Bakersfield CA. He was employed as a truck driver for many years.

Jerry was survived by his wife Juanita of 69 years. Brother: Joseph Underwood. Son: Dennis Underwood. Daughters: Karen Tucker, Julie Meyer and Judie Adams (Feaga). Sons in law: Victor Meyer and James Feaga. Grand children: Toby Tucker, fiancé Sandra and son Ricky. Nathan and Rebecca Adams and Melissa Meyer. Great grandchildren: Isaac, Alexis and Hannah Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Emily. Siblings: Robert (Pete), MaryAnn Ramsey, Rachel Raines, Thomas (Tommy), and Virginia Underwood and Judith Fay Underwood.

Jerry loved his family and supported them in all of their activities including: 4H leader, High School plays, Slumber parties and Boy Scouts leader.
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    Saturday, June 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 20th, 2020 11:00am
    McKee Road Baptist Church
    400 McKee Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
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