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James E. Upson

May 19, 1952 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


James E. Upson, age 71, of Medina, Ohio, passed away on September 10, 2023.

Jim was always a hard-working individual, beginning work at the age of 13 for Don Nelson at the Montrose Swim Club and working his way up to maintenance supervisor. Jim continued to work for Mr. Nelson when he opened the SGD company and was supervisor of product manufacturing and maintenance until he retired in 2008 after 35 years of service.

Jim loved his large barn that he built himself. It was almost like a second home to him with how many hours he spent there building and repairing things. Everything had to be clean and in its space at the end of the day.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Betty J. (Borkes) Upson; mother-in-law, Aileen Loudin; father-in-law, Macil W. Stowers; brother-in-law, Tony L. Stowers; and nephew, Timmy L. Stowers II.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cheryl Upson; father-in-law, Roger W. Loudin; brother-in-law, Timmy L. (Carla) Stowers; niece, Tonya (Tobias) McCline; nephew, Tristan (Danie) Stowers; and great-nephews, Jayden Roper, Tristan Jr., and Tobias Jr.

Jim will be deeply missed by all his family and many, many friends. He will especially be missed by his dog, Simba, who loved to lay in Jim’s lap every chance he could.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Hanover House Health Care for all the love and great care they gave to Jim during his stay with them. A special thank you to nurse practitioner Amber for everything she did to make sure Jim always got what he needed and was cared for. Also, a special thanks to his dialysis nurses, Brianna and Jennifer, who cared for him when he was on dialysis.

Per the wishes of Jim and his family, cremation is to take place and there will be no services at this time.

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