Leo Wayne Underdown
November 7, 1929 – July 16, 2018
Leo Underdown, most recently residing in Arlington, Texas passed away at his home on July 16, 2018. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on November 7, 1929 to the late Clarence and Della Underdown. Leo grew up in Clarendon, Texas where he attended Clarendon High School, participating in football and track. Leo and Wanda were married in Wellington, Texas on June 9, 1952. Leo proudly served in the US Navy for five years during the Korean war and was a Continuous Member of the American Legion. Leo worked at the Amarillo, Texas post office before joining the US Navy and in the Abilene, Texas post office after being honorably discharged from the US Navy. Leo attended the Abilene Court Reporting School and upon graduation worked as a court reporter in Fort Worth, Texas. After several years as an independent court reporter, Leo joined the 141st Judicial District Court of Tarrant County Texas as the court’s court reporter. Leo remained with this court for over 30 years before retiring in 1994. Leo was an avid reader of murder mysteries and would often read an entire book in one day. Leo and Wanda collected clocks and watches so much so that Leo taught himself how to repair clocks and watches. Leo and family took painting lessons together where he developed a love for painting. He became a prolific painter of landscapes and animals. Mr. Underdown is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Underdown, sister Lois Lewis, brother Lewis Underdown, sister Louise Wiley and brother Leon Underdown.
SURVIVORS: Mr. Underdown is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Underdown-Parker, of Mansfield, Texas; and his son, Rex Underdown of Haslet, Texas. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Alisha Vossler, Jeff Parker, Jennifer Crossley, Crystal Bowman and six great-grandchildren, Ben Vossler, Aric Vossler, Nicholas Vossler, Natalie Vossler, Parker Crossley, Bella Crossley and several grand-dogs. He also leaves behind two sisters Lola Mae Carrol And Lorna Dee Thompson.
- Funeral Service Sunday, July 22, 2018