James Thomas Underhill II

Memorial services for James Thomas “Tom” Underhill II will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29 at Boone Funeral Home, Leland.  He died Monday, December 26 at his home.  Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. Tom was born in Arcola and moved to Tupelo at an early age.  He graduated from Tupelo High School and attended Ittawamba Community College and Delta State University.  He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Constellation from 1961 – 1965 during the Vietnam War.  Tom worked as an Ag and Airplane Mechanic most of his adult life, living in the Leland area since 1976. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Bankston Underhill of Leland; a son, Jim Underhill of Baton Rouge, LA; a sister, Katherine U. Jones of Cleveland, MS; and a brother, William G. Underhill of Shreveport, LA.   A visitation will be held one hour before the service, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.. at Boone Funeral Home