Obituary - Ralfred Louie Underwood, Jr. (Ralph)

Ralfred Louie Underwood, Jr. (Ralph), age 71 of Homestead, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in Homestead, FL to Ralfred Louie Underwood Sr. and Sophie Zashut Underwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Ralph is survived by his wife, M. Sue Underwood; his brother, Allen Underwood (Glenda) of Key Largo, FL; his sons, Drew Steen (Joann) of Homestead, FL; James Roten (Allysa) of West Jefferson, NC. and five grandchildren: Jamie Roten, Wesley Roten, Sophia Steen, Shelby Steen and Mason Steen.

After graduation from South Dade High School, Ralph joined the Navy. Later his apprenticeship for his occupation as a union carpenter was completed after four years of training.

The career that he loved for 42 years was that of a commercial fisherman. Ralph was happiest on the water surrounded by God's creation. Being on the ocean waters was where Ralph felt closest to God.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Krome Avenue Church, 22755 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami FL 33170 with Rev. Darrell Cooper and Rev. Teddy Underwood officiating. Branam Funeral Home is serving the Underwood family.