Bobby Gene Upchurch


Bobby Lee Upchurch, 85, Johnson City passed away January 10, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Upchurch was born and grew up in Telford, son of the late Glen E. and Laura Kyker Upchurch.

Bobby serviced his county in the U S Navy during the Korean War as a Machinist Mate on the USS Lowry and the USS Ingraham.

Bobby was a graduate of ETSU with a degree in Mathematics and Industrial Arts.

Bobby worked as an Industrial Arts Engineer for General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan retiring after 30 years of service.

Bobby was a history buff and loved to travel to foreign countries with Anna. He also enjoyed having coffee with his friends at Hillcrest Drugs.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Anna (Deaderick) Upchurch; sons Michael and Jeff; daughter, Sherry; eight grandchildren (one deceased); and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:00–2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. An inurnment service will follow at 2:30 PM at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Michael Vaughn officiating.

The family extends special thanks to the Johnson City Medical Center second floor nurses for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Would you like to leave an eulogy or condolence for Bobby Gene Upchurch? If so, simply click HERE

02-27-2018 margaret whitman edmunds
Annie Loyd Graves sent me Bobby's obit. I was one of Bobby's classmates, too, and just wanted you to know how faithful he was to attend the half dozen or so reunions Annie and I planned since we graduated 68 years ago. It was always nice to see him just to say hello and reminesce about our high school days and all the years since. I am a retired college professor and live in WV. I still come back to the school reunions every spring.
02-19-2018 Jeff & Lisa Feathers
Anna and family we were saddened by your loss. You all are like family and if you need anything please let us know. Prayers for you during this time. We love you all!


Dillow-Taylor is a third generation family-owned business...established in 1929

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services
P.O. Box 98, Highway 11-E, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
Office: 423.753.3821   Fax: 423.753.7409

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm


Copyright ©2019 Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved.
Programming & Web Development by Jeff Forrester.