JAMES LEE UPDEGROVE, SR.
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James Lee Updegrove Sr., "Lil Fish", September 26, 1976 - August 4, 2020.
James "Jimmy" was 43 years old when he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday,August 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jimmy was a professional painter, owning his own company for years and then
Jimmy followed in his father's footprints and became a professional
tractor/trailer semi truck driver from which he retired.
Jimmy most enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, wife,
mother, and brother. Words cannot ever express the love he had for them
all. His favorite pastime was home repairs, to tell people jokes, and
always do his best to make people laugh. He always lived life to the
fullest. Jimmy was a very proud husband, dad, papa, son, and brother.
Jimmy left behind the love of his life Lora Updegrove (nee Hall) to whom he
was married 22 years and seven children; Lois Phillips of Cadillac,
Michigan, Brittany (Scott) Bronkem of Cadillac, Michigan, Brandon (Mandy)
Brown of Lorain, Stormie (Anthony) Stevens of Lorain, Tiffany Updegrove of
Lorain, James Allen (Bree) Updegrove of Sheffield Lake, Emily (Tyler)
Updegrove of Lorain, 16 grandchildren, his mother Regina Updegrove of
Lorain, and brother John (Melissa) Frame of Sheffield Lake.
He was preceded in death by his son James Lee Updegrove Jr., his father
James A. Updegrove, paternal grandfather Leroy Updegrove, and maternal
grandmother Erlinda Craft.
Family will receive friends at the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, 3900
Broadway Avenue, Lorain, Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be made at
the funeral home or sent to the home of Regina Updegrove, 3108 Estelle Ave.,
Lorain, OH 44052.