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Jackie Ray Upchurch

Jackie Ray Upchurch, 81 years old, of Summerfield, FL died on June 15, 2021.

Jack was born on June 12, 1940 in Farmer High, GA to George Willis Upchurch and Dorothy Marie Smith Upchurch. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Business.

Jack was a kind, loving husband and married Nina Gutkencht in 1984. Jack loved boating, flying planes, and investing in the stock market. He was retired from the aerospace industry where he worked on the Saturn V and Apollo 11. He also worked for Boeing Corporation and his own company.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife Nina Upchurch, who was 37 wonderful years old, Nina Upchurch, daughter Margaret Sanders, step-sons Robert Register and Charlie Register, a sister Dianne James, a couple of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his best friend at 65, Johnny Walker. Commemorative donations can be made to the Cancer Society.

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