Gerry graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1971. He attended Kennesaw State College before working with CSX Railroad for twenty years. He then was a commercial superintendent for Pacesetters Construction. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed turkey hunting and time with his family at his cabin Flint Ridge. He played for the Marietta Chargers and collected Indian Artifacts. He was preceded in death by his father and step son Jason.
He is survived by wife Dee Upchurch of Acworth
Daughters — Bree Hulsey of Marietta, GA ; Rebecca Upchurch of Canton, GA
Son — Eric Upchurch of Marietta; step son – Brian Mitchell of Newnan, GA
Mother — Maxine Upchurch of Marietta
Sister Celia Cornett of Marietta
2 brothers David Upchurch of Cornelia, GA; Ken Upchurch of Ballground, GA
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the American Cancer Society
Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. Interment will be at Meriwether Memory Garden in Thomaston, GA. at 3 pm graveside.
Family will receive friends from 6 till 8 pm Monday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home
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