Dr. Louis E. Underwood was born to John Thomas and Amelia Hoagland Underwood on Feb. 20, 1937. He died on July 21, 2014 in Rockville, Md. after a long illness.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt Medical School. After postgraduate training at Vanderbilt and the University of North Carolina, he became a world-recognized pediatric endocrinologist serving a long and honored career at UNC. He held many national and international positions of honor in Pediatric Endocrinology.
He served in the U.S. Navy between periods of training.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Barbara Chrzanowsk; two step-daughters, Krystyna Litwin and Margaret Sommerville (John Sommerville); three step-grandchildren, Fred Litwin and Nicholas and Noelle Sommerville; his children, Lee Underwood (Ellen), Beth Underwood (Scott Wall), and Ruth Underwood (Dan Hourigan); and five grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Wm. L. Underwood and was pre-deceased by another brother, John Thomas Underwood III.
Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at the Frankfort Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2014.