Walter Abraham Upton, 74, and Kerry Ellen Upton, 74, passed away unexpectantly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Blue Springs, MO. Walter was born January 30, 1948 in Gadsden, AL to James and Audrey Upton. Kerry was born December 23, 1947 in Akron, OH to Andrew and Mary (Abston) Nagy.
Walter served his country proudly for 24 years in the United States Navy, before owning his trucking company. Kerry worked several years as a bailiff for the Jackson County Courthouse and retired in 2012. They were members of the Elk’s Lodge #2509 in Blue Springs, MO. Walter and Kerry had a great circle of friends and always considered them all family. They were avid sports fans, and enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs, Alabama and Louisiana State University (LSU) college athletics. Walter was a huge advocate for youth bowling. They also enjoyed bowling, golfing, barbequing, traveling, cooking, and Kerry’s corvette. Walter and Kerry adored their dog Keke. Above all they cherished their family and attending their grandchildren’s sporting activities.
Walter and Kerry are survived by their children, Kenneth Yates (Toni) of Independence, MO, Kelli Stallman (Brian) of Buckner, MO, Tina Sharpe (Paul) of Independence, MO, Ryan Alumbaugh (Ashley) of Blue Springs, MO, James “Jay” Matney of Blue Springs, MO, Derek Upton (Rachel) of Baltimore, MD; precious grandchildren, Duke Yates, Dilon Yates, Devin Yates, Benjamin Stallman, Joseph Howell, Seth Faris (Cassie), Kyla Harmon (Nathan), Tyler Stallman, Courtney Jones (Jacob), Chaning Alumbaugh, Matthew Upton, Joseph Upton, Jacob Upton, Luke Upton. Walter is preceded in death by his parents. Kerry is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Linda Nagy, my best friend, my sister, Andrea Cadwalder, and my beloved brother-in-law Kenneth Cadwallader, understand that without having any brothers and having Ken in the family for over 45 years, he is like a dear brother.
Walter and Kerry will be cremated per their wishes. The family will celebrate Walter and Kerry’s life at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Elks Lodge #2509, 100 N.E. Brizendine Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Walter and Kerri and words of comfort for their family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.