Charles Gregory Upshaw
1948 - 2018
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Charles Gregory Upshaw departed this life on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born on March 25, 1948 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Fred Upshaw Sr. and Evelyn Violett Braggs. Charles graduated from East Chicago Roosevelt High School class of 1966. He was honorably discharged from the army after serving 4 years. He worked for the Chicago Public Media for 17 years as a control operator. He is preceded in death by father Fred Upshaw Sr. and mother Evelyn Violett Braggs, maternal grandparents Fontella Barker and Charles Braggs, paternal grandmother Mamie Lopez. He leaves to cherish fond memories son Damon Charles Upshaw, grandson Damon Charles Upshaw Jr., 4 granddaughters Dajana, Dakija, Mya and Maysie Upshaw; brother Fred Upshaw Jr ; special aunt Donna Jean Johnson and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue .

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Published in Post-Tribune on Dec. 19, 2018.
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December 25, 2018
To: Freddy and the Upshaw family !
My deepest sympathy to you and his love ones words can't explain your lost,
May God smile on you and Charles love ones.

Morris Blackmon and the Class of 1966!
Morris Blackmon
December 24, 2018
Deidre Crudup
December 24, 2018
Charles was a nice friend at WBEZ. I'll miss him and his quick humor, teasing and gracious smile. Andrew
December 23, 2018
Charles was a wonderful colleague at WBEZ: kind, funny, steadfast and thoughtful. He made work better. Condolences to all of you on this loss.
December 21, 2018
Dearest Donna and Johnnie,

Deepest and Heartfelt condolences to you, Family and everyone who Loved your Beloved Nephew! May you find Comfort in knowing he is resting in the Arms of JESUS! Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal!
Hold to GOD'S Unchanging Hand knowing HE does All things well! You are in my thoughts and Prayers!!

I Love you Much! Victoria Ford and Family
Victoria Ford
December 20, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
December 20, 2018
To the family of Fred Upshaw jr. and family, may Charles R.I.H., he will truely be miss.
Bobby&Warreena Suggs
December 19, 2018
To Fred Upshaw and Family:
Extending our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
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