Junior Robert Garfield Upperman

August 3, 1943 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 76)

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Junior Robert Garfield Upperman, 76, of Tunnelton, WV, died on Friday, April 10, 2020, at Preston Memorial Hospital.

Junior was born August 3, 1943, in Albright, a son of the late Ben and Nellie V. (Brewer) Upperman.

He retired in 2002 after working over 15 years for Preston Sanitation. He was a member of the Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department and the Isaak Walton League. Junior enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting grass and going ramp hunting.

He is survived by three sons and spouses, Robert Upperman, Earl and Sylvia McCormick, James and Bonnie McCormick, all of Tunnelton; three daughters, Joyce McCormick, Nellie Upperman and Laura Upperman, all of Tunnelton; five grandchildren, Tammy and Wesley Parker, Jessica McCormick and fiancé, Dr. Dan Farmer, Chrissie McCarty and Scott Pifer, Amanda and Johnathan Friend, Ellen Upperman; nine great-grandchildren, Wesley, Mason, Trinity, Shyann, Abby, Kenzie, Payton, Alexander and Alexis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Betty Jane Upperman; one brother, Ben Upperman; one sister, Pansy Syrus.

Under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, a graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Denver-Shaw Cemetery with Reverend Ray Frankhouser officiating.

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April 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Denver-Shaw Cemetery
Rt. 26
Denver, WV 26444

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