WILMINGTON — Paul Mark Upton, age 56, passed away after a courageous three-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.
He was born Nov. 1, 1959, in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of Robert Livious Upton Jr. and Hazel Fichter Upton. He was predeceased by his nephew, Kenneth Seal.
Paul graduated from Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey, in 1977 and furthered his education with a degree in education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. He taught Biology at Calvary Baptist School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey then later followed his passion to become a personal trainer.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Robert L. Upton Jr. and Hazel Upton of Wilmington, N.C.; brother, Robert Upton III (Tonya) of Wilmington, N.C.; three sisters, Nancy Johnston (Michael) of Wilmington, N.C., Joanne Seal (Tony) of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Joyce Attoe (Joel) of Middlesex, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Philip Johnston (Beth), James Johnston, Jacquelyn Seal, Katheryn Seal, Leighton Upton (Janelle), Shae Upton, Julianne Attoe and Joel Attoe II; a very special aunt, Joyce Upton of Chesapeake, Va.; and numerous other loving family and friends.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Quinn McGowen Wilmington Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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