George Burton Upchurch 83, of Taylorville, passed away on April 20, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on August 13, 1930 in Crainville, IL; the son Paul and Edna (Alexander) Upchurch. He married Natalie Martin on July 3, 1952 in Taylorville, IL. Mr. Upchurch served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a Quality Assurance Supervisor for 37 ½ years with Caterpillar Tractor Co. before retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, a Life Member of Masonic Mound Lodge #122 A.F. & A.M., VFW Post #4495, the Christian County Shrine Club, Ansar Chapter #493 and Caterpillar Retirees.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie of Taylorville, sons: Michael Upchurch of Mattoon, IL and Jim (Bonnie) Upchurch of New Iberia, LA; daughters: Julie (Nelson Gulso of Kincaid, IL and Jane Hunsche of Taylorville, IL; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.. He was preceded in passing by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Linda Vonck officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Military Honors by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29 and VFW Post #4495.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or THS Bass Club, 815 Springfield Road, Taylorville IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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