Dwight Douglas Upshaw was born to Jasper and Nellie Upshaw November 3, 1953. He was the eldest son and the third child of sixteen children.
Dwight, better known as Douglas had a zest for life. He enjoyed the company of friends and family and helped raise his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. Dwight was one who questioned the existence of things, but made his peace with God and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in his late twenties.
You may see the beauty and artistry of his Creator, working through his hands in rock masonry work all over Blanco; the Blanco National Bank, the Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg and the Upshaw home to name a few. Dwight enjoyed shooting pool, hanging out with the guys, family holidays, and working as a carpenter and stone mason. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and listening to music.
Dwight attended Blanco High School where he was and all-around athlete. He was one who accepted all people for who and what they were. He gave unconditional love, never judging, never casting a shadow on anyone. The Lord blessed him with a good life before calling Dwight to his eternal rest on July 1, 2008.
Dwight leaves to cherish his memory: Devoted parents, Mr and Mrs Jasper Upshaw; loving brothers and sisters: Jessie Mae Moody from San Antonio; Betty Lou Jenkins in Beaumont; Alberta Armstrong (Larry) of Austin; Willie (Cindy) Upshaw from New Haven, CT; Mark (Michelle) Upshaw from Round Rock; Linda Upshaw of Georgetown; Paul (Darlene) Upshaw in Virginia Beach, VA; Pauline Upshaw of Blanco; Francis Upshaw of Blanco; Robert (Yolanda) Upshaw in Maumelle, AR; Neil (Jennifer) Upshaw in La Porte; and Rose Mary Upshaw of Blanco and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 5 at the First Baptist Church in Blanco with Brother Rusty Hicks and Robert Upshaw officiating.
We celebrate his home going and we thank God for blessing and enriching our lives with his presence.