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Harold Bell Upton Sr.

June 8, 1935 — December 28, 2023

Waynesburg, KY


Harold Bell Upton Sr., age 88, of Waynesburg, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, peacefully at his residence in Waynesburg, Kentucky.  Born Saturday, June 8, 1935, in Buena Vista, Kentucky, he was the son of the late John and Bessie Cheatham Upton. His loving spouse, whom he married on June 8, 1957, is Joyce Harris Upton.  Harold worked on the Mail Train and retired from the Stanford Post Office, and was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.  Harold was a Deacon for 55 years.  Harold also worked as a substitute bus driver for Lincoln County and loved to drive the High School Baseball Team.  Harold enjoyed volunteering at Fort Logan Hospital.  He also worked the election polls for years.  Harold loved his family dearly.  He also enjoyed farming, raising nut trees, and fishing.

In addition to his wife, Harold leaves behind two sons, Richard “Ricky” Upton of Waynesburg,  and Harold B Upton Jr. of Waynesburg; one daughter, Pamela Jo Smith (Keith) of Waynesburg;  6 grandchildren, R.J. Upton (Jill), Christopher Upton (Nikki), Elizabeth Smith, Catherine Smith Ortiz (Cruz), Cade Smith, and Tristan Upton; and great-grandchildren, Blake & Laken Upton, Dyson Upton, and Dallas & Drew Moore.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by one grandchild, Bo Upton; two brothers, Leonard Upton, and Joseph Cabel Upton; and three sisters, Elsie High, LoJuanna Antle, and Patricia Coffman.

A Private Funeral Service, with Burial and full Military Honors at Danville Memorial Gardens, will take place.

R.J. Upton, Christopher Upton, Elizabeth Smith, Cade Smith, Tristan Upton, Harold B Upton Jr., and Catherine Smith Ortiz will serve as Active Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions suggested to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 2167, Lexington, KY 40588.

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