James Franklin “Jimmy” Uphold, age 69, of Granville passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
He was born March 16, 1951 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Russell Clarence and the late Juanita Patricia (Hines) Uphold.
Survivors include his two children, Packy Joe Uphold and his wife Lisa of Greensboro, PA, and Jamie Myers and her partner of Kingwood; five grandchildren, Teala, Brandon, Tyler and Gavin Uphold and Robert Friend; two twin-great grandchildren who have yet to be born; five siblings, Carol “Cookie” McDonald and husband John of Granville, Gene Uphold and his wife Melissa of Bobtown, PA, Paul Thomas Uphold and wife Sheila of Westover, Kevin Uphold of Morgantown and Tia Dawn Uphold of Morgantown; as well as several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by his faithful “fur child”, Chia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Judy Uphold; a sister, Janice Denjen; and a niece Jillyen Uphold.
Friends may join the family to honor Jimmy’s life and legacy at the Jesus Mission Church in Osage on Tuesday, May 19th from 5:00 PM until the time of the service at 7:00 PM with Pastor Dolly Sparks officiating. Following the service, and in accordance with his request, Jimmy will be cremated.
While the family wants everyone to be able to honor Jimmy, they ask that guests practice proper social distancing guidelines if attending services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Jimmy’s name to Fellowship Mission Church, PO Box 504, Granville, WV 26534 or to any charity that benefits the welfare of animals.
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