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John Thomas Upton

October 11, 1942 — February 3, 2021

John Thomas Upton
78, of Mooresville, passed away on February 3, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. John was born on October 11, 1942 in Bowling Green, KY to the late James and Cathleen (Miller) Upton.

John worked for Herff Jones Company for 28 years, before retiring in 2004. John was a private man, who enjoyed spending time with his family, raising German Shepherds and loved animals of all kinds. He attended Spring Hill Christian Center.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Juanita Cline and Agnes Upton.

He is survived by his wife Cathy (Ross) Upton; children Angela Ferguson, John Upton Jr., Tamara Deal, Matt Upton, Jessica Kirkley, Floyd Upton, Virginia Upton, Joanna Upton, Beulah Upton; brothers and sisters, Oledia Johnson, Paul Upton, Robert Upton; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and his beloved dog Pandee, who was on his lap when he passed.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date in the spring, once conditions allow family and friends to safely gather once again.

Final arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Please visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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