Jerry Wayne Upchurch, 82, of Asheboro passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on November 15, 1938 to W. N. “Jack” and Evelyn Upchurch and was raised in High Falls, NC.


Jerry was the proud owner and operator of Hillside Barber Shop for 58 years.  When he wasn’t at the barbershop, you could find him on the golf course chasing a ball around the greens.  He was a member of the Randolph Squares Dancing Club.  He was an avid walker, loved to travel and always loved a good ball game.


Jerry was a father, husband, and a devoted Duke fan.  He is survived by his wife Margaret, his son Wayne, step-children Lora Smith (David), Keith Wilson (Brooke), Bradley Wilson, 8 step-grandchildren (1 step-grandson, Colby, of the home) and 5 step-great grandchildren. Jerry was one of eight children and is survived by his brothers Darrell, Jackie, Tommy (Doris), Freddie (Neva), and sisters Delores Brady (Joe), Pat Cole (Larry), Connie Sessoms (Robert) and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the mother of his son, Twila Allen Upchurch.


The public may pay their respects on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.


A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1:00 at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church in Robbins. Burial will follow the service at High Falls Methodist Church in Highfalls, where he was a member.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203

Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, 288 Acorn Ridge Road, Robbins NC 27325

High Falls Methodist Church, 324 Frieson Road, Highfalls NC 27259


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Upchurch Family.

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  1. Prayers for the family, so many fond memories and blessings seeing Jerry and the Ball Boys group at Riverside Country Club.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! I know Jerry will be missed by many!! Prayers and hugs for Margaret and the children. God is good and will be with you through this all.

  3. Wayne and family, so sorry about your dad. You have been a good son to him and God will bless you for that. We will be praying for you all during this time and the days ahead that will follow with missing him. God will give you all comfort to endure.
    Our love,sympathy, and prayers. Reid and Karen Comer Rich

  4. Such beautiful memories of good times with Jerry. We always loved to be with him and enjoyed his humor. Quite an amazing man with so many interests. Our love and prayers to Margaret and the family.

  5. Jerry made the world a better place to be for those of us that knew him and enjoyed his kind spirit. One of my favorite “Upchurch” cousins who will always be a part of my favorite memories. Sympathy and love to the family!

  6. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. He was always so friendly with a pleasant smile. He will surely be missed. We are sending prayers for the family.

  7. Jerry and Bobby Purvis, Frank and Frankie Kennedy have a foursome. Duke and Carolina could come up in the conversation

    Wayne Frye

  8. Judy and I were very saddened to learn of Jerry’s death. Condolences to Margaret, Wayne, his brothers and sisters, and all of the other family members. May you be blessed and comforted by God.

  9. I’ll always remember the fun times we had at Randolph Squares on Friday nights! Jerry was the jokester in our group.
    He loved to cut up and have fun! We’ll miss you Jerry but I know you’re in a better place! Love and prayers to Margaret, Wayne, and all the family.

  10. I didn’t know Jerry personally but he was a friend of my late husband. He cut Eddie’s hair for the entire time Jerry was at Hillside. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  11. Very sorry to hear about Jerry passing on but he is in a much better place. He was always kind and respectful to our parents and we loved talking sports with him at family get togethers. Our prayers go out to Margaret and family.

  12. Margaret I am so sorry about Jerry’s passing. He was a great friend and my barber for some 40 plus years and we would always give the Tar Heels a hard time as he loved Duke and I loved Wake Forest. I had hoped we would get in a round of golf after his retirement but it never happened. I have tracked down one of his barber partners “Jim” and he’s cutting my hair. Carrie and I have your family in our prayers . RIP Jerry

  13. Wayne, we are so sorry for the loss of your Daddy! Peace and love to you and Mrs. Twila!
    Your Daddy may be gone to his eternal resting place BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

  14. In this short lifetime of 3 score & 10 we have a lot of acquaintances and a few real Friends. I was truly Blessed to have Jerry as a friend

  15. My sincerest sympathy to the family. Rest in sweet knowledge that you shall be reunited one day.
    May GOD bless and strengthen you each. Amen

  16. I was very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My condolences to all of the family. I have really missed him cutting my hair.

  17. Jerry left us with wonderful memories of how we all should live and love! He will always “Glow” in our hearts! Prayers are with your Margaret and Family as we “Celebrate” You, Dear Friend!

  18. My heart goes out to Jerry’s family in the loss of such a good husband, dad, and Paw,Paw. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Tommy and I met Jerry while square dancing. We had so much fun hearing some of his stories and having a good laugh. We will always be happy for the time we spent with him and Margaret.
    The good in this, is Jerry is pain free and in a better place.
    God bless Margaret and her family. You are all in our prayers.

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