He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lewis Upchurch and Sarah Francis Hale Grammer; two brothers, Charles F. Upchurch and Robert T. Upchurch; one dear sister-in-law, Nellie Hill Upchurch; and two nephews, Charles E. Upchurch and David Shockley. He is survived by a sister, Thelma Shockley; nine nieces and nephews; and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was officiated by his close friend and Chaplin, Ray Hosner, of the Clearwater VFW.
His final wish was to be cremated, with his ashes scattered over the Gulf of Mexico.
A memorial plaque will be placed at the Clearwater Veterans Cemetery.