August 4, 1942-April 29, 2019

Survived by:

Spouse: Louise Upshaw

Doug married his high school sweetheart on January 5, 1961

 Doug is survived by:

Son: Mark Upshaw (Melissa)

Son: Kelly Upshaw (Janice)

Grandkids: Kristen Ruptash (Matt), Josh Upshaw (Tiffany), Zack Upshaw (Courtni) and Jeremiah Upshaw

Great grandkids: Allie, Dylan, Jenna, Gavin and Paisley

Sister: Freeda Hudson (Connie)

Mother in love: Loraine Moore

Sister in love: Kathy Gregory (Kelvin)

Brother in love: Ron Kennedy (Cathy)

And many nieces and nephews that he love dearly.

  Doug began his working days as a meat cutter in Earlimart, CA. He eventually moved to Bakersfield and began leasing markets in Bakersfield and Taft. He loved Taft, that was his home.

Doug owned Taft Woodworks where he finally found joy in his profession. He loved custom building kitchens. With every customer he gained a friend.

 The most important job he performed was teaching God’s word. He was a man of strong faith and shared it every chance he got.

 He was deeply loved by his family and friends.

 “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.


Tuesday, May 7th @ 10:30

Calvary Temple Assembly of God