Edwin Upchurch

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Edwin R. Upchurch, 83, of Pacific, Mo., died Monday, May 17, 2004, at his home.

He was born Nov. 7, 1920, at Scopus, Mo., son of Ralph Edgar and Rada Ellen Thomason Upchurch.

Upchurch was a former high school principal for St. Clair School District and superintendent with Pacific and Delta school districts.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; three sons, Gregory Upchurch of St. Louis, Gordon Upchurch of Washington, Mo., Randy Upchurch of the state of Florida; two brothers, Medford and Milford Upchurch of Marble Hill; two sisters, Marjorie Grindstaff of Macomb, Ill., Kathleen Yount of St. Louis; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother and two sisters.

Friends may call at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Jason Myers officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Missouri Honors Team.