Gregory J. Uppinghouse
June 30, 1961 - July 24, 2020

Gregory J. Uppinghouse

Gregory J. Uppinghouse
Jun 30, 1961 - Jul 24, 2020

Gregory J. Uppinghouse
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Gregory Jon Uppinghouse, age 59, of Plainville IL, died Friday July 24, 2020 at 2:15am in Liberty, Illinois.

Born June 30, 1961 in Quincy, Greg was the son of Bluford "Doc" & Mildred Nadine (Huddleston) Uppinghouse. He was a 1979 graduate of Payson Seymour High School.

Greg wore many different hats throughout his career. He owned & operated Uppinghouse Custom Bulldozing for around 40 years. He also served as Payson Township Highway Commissioner for the last 16 years. In addition, he opened and operated Adams Saloon in Liberty, IL for the last 1 1/2 years.

In his earlier years, Greg enjoyed racing B modified stock cars at Quincy Raceways. More recently, he enjoyed traveling & taking cruises. Most of all, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, where his favorite bike stop was the Copperhead Tavern.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Nadine Uppinghouse of Quincy; three siblings: Brenda (Bruce) Reinebach of Payson, Robert (Gemma) Uppinghouse of Plainville, and Gaybri (Scott) Maddox of Fort Worth, Texas; three nephews: Brent (Kayla) Reinebach of Payson, Brock (Britney) Reinebach of Princeville, and Bobby (Cassie) Uppinghouse of Plainville; one niece, Natasha (Jesus Alferez) Maddox of Quincy; six great nieces and nephews: Hayden Williams, Bretten and Madison Uppinghouse, Omar and Chloe Alferez, and Liam Gregory Maddox, who is the namesake of Greg; a fiancé, Samantha Benjamin of Plainville; his first wife, Jody Vedenhaupt Uppinghouse; his beloved dog, Blue; and numerous cousins, friends, and motorcycle riding buddies.

Greg was preceded in death by his father, Bluford "Doc" Uppinghouse; one nephew, Nathan Maddox; and a special friend, Beth Schanbacher.

Services: 11:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Akers Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Brian Hutchinson officiating

Burial: Akers Chapel Cemetery, Hull, Illinois

Visitation: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home and from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday. July 29, 2020 at Akers Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials: the National Motorcycle Safety Fund (NMSF), Payson United Methodist Church or Akers Chapel church/cemetery.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

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Becky Bingaman on Jul 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with entire family. He sure will be missed. Rest In Peace Greg.
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Sherry Zaerr on Jul 29, 2020

So deeply sorry for your family. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be. Prayers for peace and comfort. Love you guys.

Penny Ormond on Jul 29, 2020

Sending our Sympathy to Nadine, Brenda, Bobby and Gay and their familys. Prayers for comfort and peace at this time. Larry and Penny(Cantrell)Ormond

William Spear on Jul 28, 2020

Pam Uppinghouse on Jul 27, 2020

So sorry to hear of about Greg. He and I we’re close at one time and will always have fond memories of him.He could always make you feel better when you were down. Loved watching him and Randy race together.

Paula Chuck and Jesse on Jul 27, 2020

we're so very sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Freddy & Cecilia Irwin and William (weasel) Smith. on Jul 27, 2020

This was a great guy and we considered a good friend.

Kevin & Sherry Barry on Jul 26, 2020

our deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers to Nadine and family during this difficult time God be with you all

Judy Albsmeyer McSpadden on Jul 26, 2020

Nadine and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

Judy Albsmeyer McSpadden

Wanda O'Hara on Jul 26, 2020

Dear Nadine,
Sorry to hear about your son. You have my Deepest Sympathy.

God Bless,
Wanda (Mummey) O'Hara

Terra oenning on Jul 26, 2020

My Deepest Condolences To Greg's Family And Friends. We Are Going To Miss Seeing Greg Sitting At His Favorite Table Outside Adams And Enjoying The Weather And Talking To Everyone. We Will Be Keeping His Family In Our Thoughts And Prayers 🙏Ride The Open Road With The Wind At Your Back And Until We Meet Again Ride Free And Feel The Sunshine On You. Rest In Eternal Peace My Friend.

Kim Barry on Jul 25, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Nadine and family. Greg was a great guy and will be sadly missed. RIP my friend.

Larry & Pat( Slothouber) Veile on Jul 25, 2020

Sympathies to all who knew and loved him. We are shocked and saddened but can't help wondering what Greg and Doc are "fixing" together now and we smile thinking about how alike they were/are. We consider all of you family and he will be missed.

Loren Cantrell on Jul 25, 2020

To Nadine and the rest of the family please accept our condolences . I felt like Greg became one of my best friends even though there was quite a difference in our age and he was my customer for many years he was always more than a customer to me but a great friend . I will never forget our late afternoon coffee at Beth's 2 or 3 times a month. Just glad I got to see him last October. Sincerely Loren Cantrell thinking of you folks

Karen Uppinghouse Hutchins on Jul 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I "chatted" with Greg a few months ago, he was such a help with our family tree. Prayers for all of you. Karen (Uppinghouse) Hutchins

Debra & John Morgan on Jul 25, 2020

CandleOur deepest sympathy for the loss of Greg. We had the pleasure of vacationing with him. He is so easy going. Reminds us of ( Doc ). Such a tragedy for such a good person as him to be gone. He is now with his Dad and nephew Nathan. Greg knew how to throw a good party. Greg will surely be missed by his family and friends. Of which he had very many. RIP our friend. Our prayers with Nadine and the family. Sending our love and hugs. We felt the warmth of your heart and will miss that. John and Debbie.

Donna Marshall on Jul 25, 2020

Prayers for the entire family.

Bill & Sherry Beckman on Jul 25, 2020

Sorry for your loss may you find comfort in your friends & neighbors & in Gods comfort!!🙏🎚

Debbie Huddleston on Jul 25, 2020

so very sorry for your loss Nadine and family. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around all of you and provide comfort to help you through this tragedy. We all love you Nadine!!

Connie Gallaher Cooley on Jul 24, 2020

CandleWe’re so very sorry for the loss of Greg. Nadine and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Pickle on Jul 24, 2020

My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Greg. He was an awesome man whom I had the pleasure of meeting years ago when my first husband Mike Iwanyckyj lived in Payson, I later met him again at the late Beth "Pepsi" Schanbacher's home and discovered at that time he had purchased Mike and I's first home and moved it to his property. He was a wonderful man who will certainly be missed by many. May you find comfort in your memories of this great human being! Teresa Pickle

karen bernard on Jul 24, 2020

CandleSo sorry for your loss. Jim and Karen Bernard New Canton


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Quincy, IL 62301
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32953 IL-96
Hull, IL, United States 62343
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