Thomas Wade Underhill

October 27, 1939 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 82)


Thomas Wade Underhill, 82, of Ottawa passed away Monday, November 8, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, November 15 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Adamson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 am to noon, prior to services, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 

Tom was born October 27, 1939, in Golden Pond, Kentucky to Reverend Lloyd and Myrtle (Irvin) Underhill. He married Mary Elizabeth Trest on September 13, 1958 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Tom was a proud member of the United States Army, serving from 1956-1959. He owned and operated Midwest Vending Company. He enjoyed bowling and watching Chicago sports, especially the Bears and Cubs. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; two sons, Robert and Nathan Underhill; his daughter, Elizabeth Donnellan; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Underhill and Rev. Shelby (Penny) Underhill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Myrtle; one sister, Christine Wood; and two brothers, Earl and Wilburn Underhill. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Underhill, Will Donnellan, Ryan Underhill, Mandy Underhill, Dave Underhill, and Tim Seevers. Honorary pallbearers will be Terah Underhill, Seth Underhill, Katrina Underhill, and Aidan Donnellan.

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