W. Harold Upton

W. Harold Upton

August 29, 1936 - January 02, 2019

W. Harold Upton, 82 of Cabool, Missouri and formerly of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home.

Harold was born on August 29, 1936 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Donald C. and June (Hayward) Upton.

Harold was united in marriage to Carolyn Shaw on July 17, 1960 in Dallas City, Illinois. He spent two years in the Army National Guard before enlisting in the US Air Force where he served from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1959. He later retired from Federal Aviation after 24 years, as an air traffic controller. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of the birds and building bird houses.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Cabool; 3 sons, Clifford M. Upton of Lewistown, Montana, Gary E. Upton of Iowa City, Iowa and Brad W. Upton of Bozeman, Montana; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 3 sisters, Sara Weschler, Anna Turner and Linda Stith all of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; John, Glenn and Jim and a sister, Elizabeth Ann in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, with Pastor Steve English officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery rural Mt. Pleasant with full Military Honors conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. A memorial has been established in his memory.

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