2024ObituariesWilliam Scott Underwood, Jr.

February 14, 2024by SealeUser7

April 23, 1944 ~ February 9, 2024

William Scott (Scotty or Bubba) Underwood, Jr., age 79, died from lymphoma on February 9, 2024 at his home in Watson, Louisiana with his family by his side. He was born at the old Lady of the Lake hospital in downtown Baton Rouge. His early years were in Watson with his family; they also lived in Mobile, Alabama and Melbourne, Florida as part of his father’s career as a federal civil servant. Bubba came of age in Mobile, where he graduated high school and married Maxine Sewell. They had one daughter, Jonna Michelle, born November 28, 1965. He attended University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and later graduated from University of South Alabama with degrees in English and Chemistry. After a subsequent divorce, he met and married Nancy Nykvist. In 1980 they moved back home to Watson, Louisiana, to the old family farm, where they built a house and lived for 40 years. He loved living beside the woods and the path back to the Amite River. Country life suited him; he spent many happy hours looking for fossils on the river, watching birds, feeding raccoons, and porch sitting. He had a long career with the State of Louisiana, ending as a purchasing agent with the Division of Administration. He retired in 2007 and puttered around the place until Nancy retired in 2009. Afterwards, they bought a camper and hit the road, traveling all over the United States and Canada. There were even some overseas trips to tour Iceland, Greenland, Denmark, and Ireland. After the Great Flood of 2016, they lived in their camper for a year while their home was repaired. Having moved back into their newly remodeled home, it became clear that taking care of the family farm would be too difficult, so with the agreement of his brother, the family farm was finally sold. He and Nancy bought a house in Oak Hills Subdivision above Watson, where he lived out the remainder of his days. He was predeceased by parents William Scott Underwood, Sr. and Bobbie A. Allen Underwood, both of Denham Springs; and daughter Jonna Michelle Doucet of Lake Charles. He is survived by his wife Nancy Underwood, grandson Joseph D. Billiot (Catherine) and great grandchildren Henry and Amelia, and his brother James C. Underwood (Shirley). A memorial visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Saturday, February 17, 2024 beginning at 1:00pm. Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm.




  • Mary Kay Bertaut

    February 15, 2024 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful life of a beautiful, sweet man! Bubba will be missed by so many of us who were his and Nannie’s friends and family! God bless! them all!


  • Debi Foster

    February 15, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    Blessings of peace to Nancy and the family during this difficult time.


  • Anne Nykvist

    February 15, 2024 at 2:30 am

    Bubba was always a kind man, very thoughtful and a true gentleman. He had a quiet way with an insightful mind. I will miss him.
    Anne Nykvist


  • Kristen LeVangie

    February 15, 2024 at 2:29 am

    Such a beautiful tribute to Bubba. He will be missed. Thinking of you, Nannie. xo


  • Rusty Whittington

    February 14, 2024 at 11:12 pm

    Scotty was a soulful man who found beauty in all. He had an amazing sense of humor, like his mom and a wonderful laugh. I know he was greeted by our family and his daughter in heaven.


  • Todd Billiot

    February 14, 2024 at 11:10 pm

    I remember him speaking of working at a paint store in his younger days in Mobile; I remember his love for his books; he seemed to enjoy literature and poems, and everything Mother Nature offered, passing these traits to his daughter Michelle. And his old AMC Grimlin car was a source of pride. Shooting the shotgun on New Year’s Eve was a tradition of his. Wisdom about life was always available from him if you asked. He was definitely one of America’s good guys and a mentor to me, though he probably never knew it. Rest in peacer.


  • Loisdemers@comca

    February 14, 2024 at 10:22 pm

    What a wonderful life this gentleman had and he seems to have made the best of it, loving family and nature. We met him once with his charming wife while they visited MN. We are lucky to have crossed his path.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726
(225) 664-4143


20335 Texas St.
Livingston, Louisiana 70786
(225) 686-7221