Donald Gene Upchurch, age 82, of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:46 AM, Wednesday October 31, 2018 at his residence.
Donald was born on February 16, 1936 in Harrisburg to the late Kenneth and Mildred (Brewner) Upchurch. On June 17, 1992 he married Linda Tibbets and she preceded him in death December 25, 2016. Donald was a veteran of the Air Force and Navy and spent his entire time with the band traveling the world to perform. He was a retired mail clerk and member of the First United Methodist Church of Harrisburg. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of Mt. Holyoke Masonic Lodge in Massachusetts.
Surviving family members include his daughter: Tammi White of Harrisburg; son: Chris Upchurch of Massachusetts; son: Lawrence L. Crosby of Harrisburg; son: Matyrius Upchurch of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren: Stephanie Bilbo, Daniel White, Tina White, Lawrence William “Little Larry” Crosby, Kyle Upchurch, Matthew Crosby and Peyton Moran; eight great-grandchildren; sister: Bunny McDowell of Mississippi, brother Jerry Upchurch of Illinois and brother Bill Upchurch of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday November 4, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Ron George will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon to 2 PM Sunday November 4, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Military Rites will follow by the VFW, American Legion and the Air Force Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.