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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Ricky Lee Upton

November 3, 1958January 6, 2020
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Ricky Lee Upton, 61, of Amarillo peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 06, 2020.

Friends and family will gather for visitation at Memorial Park Funeral Home’s Chapel of Memories on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm; located at 6969 E. Interstate 40. A celebration of Ricky’s amazing 61 years of life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10am at the Church of Christ at the Colonies, located at 4500 Wesley Rd in Amarillo, with Pastor Dick Marcear presiding. Ricky will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery's Garden of Cross.

Ricky was born on November 3, 1958 in Scottsboro, Alabama to Alfred Lee and Mary Francis (Abney) Upton. Miraculously, Ricky was never expected to survive beyond infancy, but being the fighter he was, he went on to live a very full 61 years of life. He was a prankster and he loved to make you jump and wiggle by poking your side or putting his finger in your ear, anything to get a rise or maybe even a giggle. Ricky always knew that his medical papers listed him as “handicapped”. However, he was determined to show the world just how capable he was. He was the epitome of a mama’s boy and worked tirelessly to help support her, even winning the title of “Employee of the Month” on several occasions. Ricky was able to get himself through school where he met his late, life-long friend Glen McKeegan. Glen, we are sure, along with Ricky’s late father, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends were there at those pearly gates to greet Ricky and welcome him into Heaven. Although Ricky never married, he was very committed to his Lord and Savior, as well as his Dallas Cowboys. Ricky was generous, humble, and kind. He touched the lives of all who were blessed to know him.

He wasn’t meant to survive infancy, but God knew that he had created such a light, he had to leave him here to shine for a little bit longer.

Ricky is preceded in death by his father Alfred Lee Upton. Those left to cherish his memories are his mother Mary Francis Upton, siblings Cindy Fisher and husband Mike, Teressa Taylor and husband Don, and David Upton and wife Kim all of Amarillo.

  • FAMILY

  • Alfred Lee Upton, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Francis Upton, Mother
  • Cindy Fisher (Mike Fisher), Sister
  • Teressa Taylor (Don Taylor), Sister
  • David Upton (Kim Upton), Brother
  • Ricky also leaves behind many other loving family and dear friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Drew Taylor
  • Jaden Fisher
  • Tryon Condra
  • Brent Upton
  • Brady Upton
  • Brandon Upton

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

Ricky Lee Upton

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Vinilla King

January 17, 2020

I loved seeing him at church while growing up. He always had a smile on his face and could make me laugh. We will miss you Ricky.

Christina harvey Harvey (upton)

January 14, 2020

I remember growing up being at the house and him teasing us all the time playing dominoes playing horeshoes ect he was truly an amazing person and will deeply miss him

Rebecca Moore Perry

January 10, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you! You have some great memories while Ricky was here on earth. He was an amazing person. I remember the weekends I would stay at the house and he would always tease us girls and make us laugh so hard. He is enjoying life even more now while in heaven. I cherish my memories I have of Ricky. Thanks for sharing him with us. Rebecca (Becky) Moore Perry.

Terry Boyd-Ormsby

January 9, 2020

Enjoyed my visits with him over the years will miss him. (Cousin), Prayers sent .

Lavonna Davis

January 8, 2020

Ricky loved the Fair and was my buddy.
He would walk over to my office to visit me sometimes when Mary ran an errand. She always knew where he was if he left home.
He worked at fairgrounds until he had to quit. Ricky took care of the flowers and when he left the greenery was never the same. Ricky has a passion for the Fair. I will miss my buddy. I know my buddy is dancing with the Angels in Heaven.
Love you my buddy, Mary and Cindy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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