Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Samaria Baptist Church with burial at Coal City Cemetery. W.C. Uptain and Sam Baker will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Uptain; father, Frank L. Uptain; mother, Stella M. Downs Uptain; brothers, Arvil L., Wilford, L.D. and Roger; and sisters, Dorthy Levi and June Skinner.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kilgore Uptain of Jasper; daughters, Tracy (Kevin) Hilley of Jasper and Mandi (Sam) Baker of Jasper; sister, Jean Bates of Cordova; brothers, A.O. Uptain (Peggy) of Leeds and W.C. Uptain (Viva) of Jasper; grandchildren, Shawn, Jake, Becky Hilley and Micah Uptain Baker.
Pallbearers will be Glenn and Phillip Allen, Jimmy and Jeffery Uptain, Shawn and Jake Hilley.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571