CHERRYVILLE - Roger Dale Upton Sr., 63, of 207 Dixie Street, died Jan. 17, 2013, at his residence.
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Roger was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Lincoln County, son of the late Hillard and Lorene Seagle Upton.
He was employed at Keystone Carbon and a member of Plains View Baptist Church in Lawndale and a graduate of Cherryville High School class of 1968.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Martha Elaine Willis Upton.
Survivors include two sons Roger Dale Upton Jr. and Curtis J. Upton and wife Mallory, a daughter Christy Upton all of Cherryville, a grandson Alex Upton and granddaughter Anna Kaylor, a brother Timmy Upton of Vale and a sister Chris Love of Gastonia.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter's Funeral Home with Dr. Ernest W. Speagle officiating.
Burial will be at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 19, 2013