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Charles Eugene Upton

February 22, 2019

Charles Eugene "Charlie" Upton, age 29,  of Forest City, died, Friday, February 22, 2019. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of Randy Dean Upton and Beverly Carol Byers. Charlie worked for Market Source, a vendor inside Walmart, he was a star baseball player in his youth, a black belt in karate, an avid Duke fan, and professional DJ who had a passion for music. He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Raleigh Eugene Byers, Charles Upton, Jr., and Mary Frances Upton.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Stephanie Coffey of Forest City, brother, Randy Dean Upton, Jr. (Brook Boswell) of Forest City, a grandmother, Anna Kimbrell Byers of Forest City, an uncle, Terry Byers (Susan) of Forest City, two aunts, Sandy Marshal (Gary) of Forest City, Carole Robinson (Tim) of Forest City, and a nephew, Trey Upton of Forest City.

Funeral services will be held at 3PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in The Padgett & King Chapel with the Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 pm prior to the service. The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at

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