Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery

570 East Highland Ave, San Bernardino, CA


Vernon Charles Upton

March 13, 1940June 5, 2019
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Vernon Charles Upton was born on March 13, 1940 and passed away on June 5, 2019.


  • Graveside Service Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, June 24, 2019


Vernon Charles Upton

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Donna Jackson

August 9, 2019

I met Charles and Hisae in early 1980.’s. He was stationed at Norton AFB and I worked at BMO on base. I was visiting a friend in Rialto last year and Charles and Hisae had me over for dinner. Charles was always very kind and nice. Him and Hisae always made you feel like family. Charles will truly be missed! May God comfort Hisae, Lamont and all of his family.

Sharon James

June 24, 2019

Mr. Upton you will truly be missed. You were not only a coworker/office partner, but you were also a cherished friend for over 25 years with a gentle spirit and an infectious smile. I have so many fond memories of cruising the high seas with you, your family and friends and as a coworker. Rest easy my dear friend.


June 20, 2019

Good by my dear Friend, fellow Veteran, and Brother, it's been a good run knowing you these many years, I will always delight in that, and cherish our many interest and experiences we shared. Mawi and I will miss time spent with you.

Rita Collins

June 19, 2019

We will miss you because you were a kind gentle man who loved Life and shared that smile everywhere you went such wonderful memories as my coworker and friend Ed and I enjoyed you and Hisae every time we were together RIH

William Upton

June 18, 2019

My Brother Vernon Charles Upton or just Charles was the BEST BROTHER in my LIFE FOREVER. But it was more than Brotherhood, WE WERE THE BEST OF FRIENDS. As Veterans in the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. We talk all the time, he and I grew up in the City of Compton, California. Charles was a Great teacher, I Learned from him how to be STRONG.If you were RIGHT stand your Ground, if you were WRONG admit you were WRONG. Gus Vernon Upton was a Good Father and Quincy Mae Hilliard-Upton was a Good Mother. I’m satisfied with my Brother’s LIFE it was FULL. He Loved his FAMILY-Wife Hisae Upton-/ Son -Lamont Upton and his Grandaugther Jasmine Upton with all his HEART and SOUL. I will MISS you BROTHER, with a HEAVY HEART RIP. Respectfully Yours BILLY Upton

Sharon Robinson

June 15, 2019

I met Mr. Upton in the early 90’s at the Compton Parole Office. He was a very nice and good person to everyone and well-liked. After he retired from the Department of Corrections - Adult Parole Division, I will run into him and his wife at the 24Hr Fitness Gym, Fontana North, and we will always have a short conversation. Charles will be truly missed. God has gained another great Angel - My condolences and prayers to the family.

Mark Palmer

June 14, 2019

We shared memories and they were some of my best times I've ever experienced. Japan was nice even though me and you were sick as dogs, but we made it through like Ninjas and Samurai's. It was good to have a lot of intimate talks and I love you very much. I could sit here all day, but can't let anyone see me crying ;)
You were everything a man should aspire to be. I love you and still doesnt seem real. I can't stop replaying our last goodbye, and I am glad I was able to. I promise I will do everything in my power to help Jasmine and Sae out until we meet again. Foreal this time.. Goodbye for now PapaSamurai.

Kimberly Diggs

June 14, 2019

Charles is my paternal oldest brother and has always been more like a Father/Big Brother to me! He had integrity that fee if any could match. He loved his family and was an exemplary provider to those he held dear! I find comfort knowing he’s with our dad now and they are watching over me from Heaven’s VIP section! I carry you in my spirit ALWAYS! I love you....so much!!

E’Marie Page

June 14, 2019

Charles was my First cousin. His mother was my Father’s sister. We were Raised as though we were brother and sister; all of us are close. He was a people person and he loved family. He will certainly be missed; especially among the cruise line. We Love Vernon Charles Upton.

LeilaniJones Jones

June 14, 2019

So sorry for your passing; it is rare to say one has had a friend for over 63 years (high school); my prayers and thoughts go out to your family.