Walter Underwood-10-7-2023

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Walter L. Underwood

 October 14, 1951
~September 24, 2023



VISITATION- Saturday 10-7-2023
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 10-7-2023
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
12:00 PM


Walter Lewis Underwood was born on October 14th, 1951, in Autaugaville, Alabama to the late Wilburt and Lottie Mae Underwood. Two years after his birth, the family relocated to Cliffwood, New Jersey.


Walter attended the Matawan/ Aberdeen public school system, graduating from Matawan High School in June of 1970. Upon completion of high school, Walter enlisted in the United States Army, where he spent most of his time in Germany. After returning home from serving in the military, Walter held various occupations which included employment with the United States Postal Service, carpentry and maintenance. Walt was a " jack of all trades". If you needed any project completed "Walt was the man," always ready and willing to get the job done and to lend a helping hand.


"Frog," as he was known to many, loved spending time with his family, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter loved his family and expressed his love in many ways. Among his other past-times were watching movies, reading a good book, listening to and singing oldies but goodies and babysitting his great- niece Essence.


Walter gained his wings on Sunday, September 24th, 2023.


He is predeceased by his loving parents Wilbert Underwood Sr., Lottie Mae Underwood, his beloved sister Hazel Marie Underwood-Holmes and brother Mitchell Underwood.


He leaves to cherish his fond memories one son: Calvin Cheatum and wife Audrey Keansburg, NJ; two daughters: Tiki Whatley and TeShemma Underwood both of Keansburg, NJ; ten grandchildren: Chanel Black, Kayla Cheatum, Joshua Cheatum, Khalil Underwood, Khadijah Whatley, Nykira Whatley, Anijah Marcus, Aaliyah Coleman, Kiarah Drakeford, Gavin Drakeford; Three Great Grandchildren: Averi, Evan and Levi.


He also leaves devoted siblings six brothers: Wilbert Jr. wife Carol of Riverview, Fl; Carl of Oakwood, GA; Laverne wife Athena of Punta Gorda FL.; David of Lawrenceville, GA; Tyrone wife Diana of Lawrenceville, GA; Dominic of Olathe, KS; two sisters, Shellie Jones of Buford, GA and Tonnie Swindle of Manchester, NJ; host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.


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