Johnnie Ray Uptmore

Dec. 26, 1955 - March 2, 2018

Johnnie Ray Uptmore, age 62, of Waco, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 in Waco. A Rosary will be recited and funeral services at 10 am, Wednesday, March 7, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, West. Graveside will be at 12 pm, Wednesday, March 7, at McGregor Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the funeral home.

Johnnie was born December 26, 1955 in Waco, the son of Johnnie J. and Rose Marie (Klish) Uptmore. He graduated from Richfield High School in 1974 prior to attending TSTC. On May 8, 1993, he was united in marriage to Teresa Atkinson in Las Vegas, NV. Teresa preceded him in death on September 16, 2010. Johnnie worked as a senior lineman for Texas Power & Light in Euless, Flowers Construction and OLS Electric. He also took mission trips to Haiti with Church Under the Bridge. Johnnie was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Waco. He enjoyed swimming, going to the beach, scuba diving, barbecuing, eating at Poppa Rollos and drinking cold beer.

Johnnie was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Sharp; and fiancé, MaryLynn Hooker.

Survivors include his daughters, Sara Guess and husband, Reid, of Woodway, and Carly Webb and husband, Cory, of McGregor; grandchildren, Lucy, Miles, Elliot, Sadie, and Emmi; sisters, Karen Nolan, Melissa Dailey and husband, Kenneth, and Tammi Hall and husband, David; girlfriend, Terri Murphy; nephews, Francis Michael Sharp Jr., Cory Garcia, Tyler Garcia and Austin Dailey; nieces, Rebecca Nolan and Kelsie Burchfield; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Fuzzy Friends of Waco.

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