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George Michael Upchurch

George “Mike” Michael Upchurch, 67 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:45 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on February 21, 1953 in Taylorville, IL the son of George and Natalie (Martin) Upchurch. He worked as a Factory Supervisor and Human Resource Manager. Mike loved listening to music, he loved his family and hanging out with friends. 

He is survived by his Sons: Shawn (Mary) Upchurch of Taylorville, IL; Christian Upchurch of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Alysia (A.J.) Cobble of Mattoon, IL; Darcie Johnson of Mattoon, IL; Grandchildren: Natalie Upchurch, Sydney Newberry, Wrigley Upchurch, Kylie Bedford, Dylan, Jaden, Zander and Stormey Lytle; Two Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Jim (Bonnie) Upchurch of New Iberia, LA; Sister: Jane Hunsche and companion Danny McLaughlin of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-Law: Nelson Gulso of Kincaid, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Julie Gulso. 

Mike will be cremated and services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E. Springfield, IL 62704.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Im sorry for the families loss. Mike will be missed by all who knew him. I had the privilege of caring for him the last 5 months.

Jana Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Janie, Jim and family- I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I have not seen him for years, but we had many fun times when we were young. My sympathies to all of you.

Vickie (Loreth) Williams Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM