OBITUARY

Gary Marshall UPCHURCH

February 7, 1945June 10, 2019

Gary Marshall Upchurch, 74, of Lenexa, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met. Gary was born on February 7, 1945 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma to Marshall E. Upchurch and Vera M. (Messick) Upchurch. He attended and graduated from Liberal High School. He served his country honorable in the U.S. Navy. He married Faye Childers on October 3, 1970. Together they raised their two children, Darin and Tara.

Gary was considered an Entrepreneur. He worked in sales in the Automobile Industry, served as a Police Officer and dedicated his time as a Barber. He enjoyed spending time with his family and nothing gave him more pleasure in life than the time he spent with his grandchildren, Alexis, Gage and Brody. Gary also loved to play Golf, Softball, Coaching and his love for music gave him the ability to play the guitar.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Vera Upchurch. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Faye Upchurch, son, Darin M. Upchurch of Olathe, Kansas and daughter, Tara L. Comfort and her husband Chris of Lenexa, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his three grandchildren, Alexis Upchurch, Gage Comfort and Brody Comfort. Gary is also survived by his sister, Ida Malone of Salt Lake City, Utah. He will be sadly missed.

Inurnment with Military Honors is scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road Leavenworth, Kansas 66048. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in the name of “Gary Marshall Upchurch” may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association 3846 West 75th Street Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilley-frye.com

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  • Inurnment with Military Honors Friday, June 21, 2019

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Gary Marshall UPCHURCH

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Michael Malone

June 14, 2019

There are to many memories to share since we spent almost every day with each other through my youth. Suffice it to say that life moves us in every direction, some we expect, others that take us by surprise. For all of us the journey will end with us leaving mortality and returning home to that God that gave us life.

My heart can sing when I pause to remember
A heartache here is but a stepping stone
Along a trail that's winding always upward,
This troubled world is not my final home.
But until then my heart will go on singing,
Until then with joy I'll carry on,
Until the day my eyes behold the city,
Until the day God calls me home.
The things of earth will dim and lose their value
If we recall they're borrowed for awhile;
And things of earth that cause the heart to tremble,
Remembered there will only bring a smile.
But until then my heart will go on singing,
Until then with joy I'll carry on,
Until the day my eyes behold the city,
Until the day God calls me home.
This weary world with all its toil and struggle
May take its toll of misery and strife;
The soul of man is like a waiting falcon;
When it's released, it's destined for the skies.
But until then my heart will go on singing,
Until then with joy I'll carry on,
Until the day my eyes behold the city,
Until the day God calls me home.

Candy Dunn

June 11, 2019

To Faye and her family, my sincerest condolences on your loss of husband, father and grandfather. My thoughts are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY