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John Edward Upchurch (01-26-2017)
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Funeral services for
John Edward Upchurch,
81, of Dubach, were held at
2 p.m. on January 23, 2017,
in the chapel of Kilpatrick
Funeral Home Chapel in
Ruston with the Rev. James
Richard Wells officiating.
Interment followed in Sibley
Cemetery. Visitation
was held from 12 p.m. until
time of the service time at
the funeral home.
Mr. Upchurch was born
on September 17, 1935, in
Hilly, La. and died January
21, 2017, in Ruston following
a lengthy illness.
He was a retired veteran
of the Army Reserve and
was also retired from Louisiana Power and Light. Mr.
Upchurch owned and operated Upchurch Lumber Co. He
was a sawmill operator and a mechanic for many years.
He was also a lifelong Mason of the Robert W. Cretney
Lodge in Sterlington.
Mr. Upchurch is survived by: His wife, Sandra Johnette
Baker Upchurch; four children Ė Sandra Suzette, John
Randall, Tracy Renee, and Emily Ruth; a brother, Donald
Ray Upchurch; as well as numerous grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lee Brantley, Brad Bridges, Reggie
Hobson, Steve Hollis, Joey Neitz, Johnny Roberson, and
Dennis Stokes. Honorary pallbearers were Clay Baker
and Johnny Smith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judeís
Childrenís Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.