Jerry Wayne Upchurch, 85, of Paris, passed away Thursday December 17, 2020. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 11:00 am Saturday December 19, at Providence Cemetery with Bro. Don Shovan officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service at the graveside.
He was born January 8, 1935 in Jennings, Texas a son of Jerry Emby and Luvenie Stallings Upchurch. He married Norma Jean Covington and she preceded him in death in May of 2020. He was employed by B & W for 36 years and then 8 years for Clifford Horse Ranch. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
He had 5 brothers and 7 sisters that preceded him in death.
He is survived by children; Clint and Anna Upchurch, Randy and Marsha Upchurch and Dale Upchurch and Kim Allen; grandchildren Charli Gabeline, Brandie Upchurch, Magen Price, Casey Upchurch, Cody Upchurch, and Sara Beth Upchurch.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Upchurch, Casey Upchurch, Steve Upchurch, Danny Ward, Bobby Ward, Donnie Carroll, Chad Gabeline, Steve Bussell, Ben Armstrong, Steven Bussell, and Leslie Howie.
Special thanks to Dr. Bercher, Platinum Hospice, and caregivers Jennifer and Juanita.