Cover photo for Virginia Lee Upton's Obituary
Virginia Lee Upton Profile Photo
1926 Virginia 2017

Virginia Lee Upton

December 26, 1926 — August 6, 2017

Virginia Lee Upton died on August 6, 2017 at Farmville Health and Rehab in Farmville, Virginia. Ginny, as she was known to family and friends was born on December 26, 1926 in Pittsburg, PA and was the youngest daughter of David and Irene Hastings who predeceased her.

Early in her life the family moved to Denver, CO where Ginny learned to play the harp began performing for with the Denver Symphony at the age of 10. She became an accomplished musician and good music, of all types, was a joy and passion for her throughout her life. She met and married pilot JB Upton in Denver in 1946. Ginny became a fantastic military wife and with her husband raised three children.

Throughout her husband's military career she moved to various military bases around the country and overseas, setting up households and settling in new communities. The children remember that in each new community she would first get them registered for school and then find the closest Presbyterian Church where they were regular attendees.

After the military retirement Colonel and Mrs. Upton settled in Tallahassee Florida where she was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church as well as participating actively in many musical performances and societies in the surrounding community.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Col. JB Upton (USAF), her sisters Joann Gray (Dan); and Jerry Kendall (Harland).

Ginny is survived by 3 children, Lynn Upton Lawhon (David Lawhon), David Upton (Karen Upton), and Janis Upton Leach (Keith Leach); 4 grandchildren Rev. Larry Green (Kathy Green), Andy Green, Michael Leach (Meghan) and Casey Leach; and 3 great grandchildren Alexis Green, Timmy Green and Alli Green. Additionally she is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A service in Witness to the Resurrection will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday August 19th at College Church in Hampden-Sydney, VA.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia Lee Upton, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree