Thomas Marcel Upton, 86, of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home, Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 9 – 11 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, MS with Rev. Jimmy Banks officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens, Columbus, MS, with Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing. Mr. Upton was born February 8, 1926, in Steens, MS to the late Thomas Julius and Ruby Gladys Glenn Upton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked for the Trucking Industry for over 40 years before retiring. Mr. Upton was of the Baptist faith, a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W. and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Robbie R. Upton; and brothers, Gene Upton, Glyn Upton, David Upton and Larry Upton. Mr. Upton is survived by his wife, Blanche N. Bobitt Upton; daughter, Margaret (Donald) Dill; sons, Mike Upton and Frank Upton; brother, Richard Upton; grandchildren, Nikki (Chris) O’Brian, Erika (Scott) Andrews and Ember Eaves; great grandchildren, Luke and Lane O’Brian, Macy Eaves, Easton, Kendall and Collin Andrews; sisters in law, Willie Upton, June Upton and Doris Upton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Don Upton, Tommy Upton, Doug Murrah, Darrell Upton, Tim Upton and Joe Upton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of the VA Home, Kosciusko, MS, STA-HOME Hospice, Dr. Kevin Johnson, Dr. Sarah Carroll, Ralph Youngblood, Derrel Martin, Butch Youngblood, Dewayne Parker, Steve Grant, Bob Colvin and Bill Murrah. Memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 23, 2013
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