Mr. Brad Lupton

  • Born: February 25, 1971
  • Died: September 4, 2013
  • Location: New Bern, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Brad Lupton, Jr., 42, went home to be with his Lord on September 4, 2013. He attended New Bern High School, Stephen Decatur High School in Sigonella, Sicily, and Craven Community College. He was an active member of Tri-Community Vol. Fire Dept.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert H. Lupton, Jr., Paul and Betty Mungo, Art and Shirley Lee, and Paul Westerman; and one uncle, Bryan Lupton.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at Pleasant Acres F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Scott Coghill officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

He is survived by his parents, Brad and Paula Lupton of New Bern; brother, MSgt. Robert Lupton (USAF) and wife Leah of Amman, Jordan; sister, Michelle Wright and husband Chad of New Bern; girlfriend, Sherri Chamberlain of New Bern; four children, Daniel Norman and wife Christina, Alex Lupton of New Bern, Ariel Lupton of Wake Forest, and Kayla Lupton-Chamberlain of New Bern; and one granddaughter.

The family will receive friends just prior to the funeral service from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Acres F.W.B. Church and at other times at the home of Michelle Wright.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist with funeral expenses by sending them to the Lupton family at Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations, 2015 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560.

Friends may sign the online guest book by visiting

Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rob and Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I know this must be a difficult time. No words can take away the pain but always know that he is in a better place.

Adam and Joy Pasieka

Posted by Adam Pasieka - Navarre, FL - friend   September 09, 2013


Brad and Paula, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you. God's blessings on all of you as you travel through this time of grief. Lisa

Posted by Lisa Fallon (formerly Merrell) - Great Mills, MD   September 09, 2013

Today I heard about brad. What a shock. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. Brad was a great man. He loved his children and his smile would lite up a room. He will be missed by so many. My prayer for his family and friends is for comfort and peace. Knowing he is not in pain. He does not have to worry any longer. He is home!!!

Posted by Frankie Hill - New Bern - Friend   September 09, 2013

even though I didn't know your family very well I just wanted to say that your family is in my thought and prayers - janae ipock

Posted by janae ipock white - durham, NY   September 08, 2013

Paula and Family,
My Condolences to the Family, So sorry to hear about Brad. May God be with you and the Family in this time of need.

Lu Gillikin Russell and Family
(Russell Creek)Beaufort NC

Posted by Lu Gillikin Russell - Beaufort, NC - Aunt   September 07, 2013


Brad will be missed.Both as a brother fire fighter and friend.

Posted by Travis G. Manning - pollocksville, NC - High school friend   September 07, 2013


Posted by Lori Vernelson - New Bern, NC - FRIEND   September 07, 2013

Brad, Paula and Lupton family.
WE are praying for your family each
day, God bless your family eacg day.

Posted by Steve and Caroline Hinson - New Bern, NC   September 07, 2013

Paula and Lupton family,
WE are sorry to hear about the loss of
your son and love one. Your family will
be in our prayers.

Posted by Velma and Pete Hinson. - New Bern, NC   September 07, 2013

Blessings and Bright Lights to Guide and Comfort each of you during this Time of Transition

Posted by Kathryn McCray Smith - New Bern, OR - Friend of a friend   September 06, 2013

Brad and Paula,So sorry to hear of your loss! God's Peace to you and your family

Posted by Jettie j Pelletier - New Bern, NC   September 06, 2013

Shocked & Saddened by the news. Thoughts & Prayers are with you Brad,Paula,Michelle, Robert & all the Family.

Posted by Hilda Blake - New Bern, NC - Neighbour   September 06, 2013

Please know my heart is breaking for each of you and you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Gods grace is sufficient!

Posted by Vicki Lundy Gillis - New Bern, NC   September 06, 2013

To Ariel, Alex & Kayla. Your dad was a good man. He thought the world of you guys. He was a good friend to me. I truly am sorry for your loss. Stay strong he is only resting.

Posted by Jason White - Vanceboro, NC - Friend/co-worker   September 06, 2013

Brad was one of the best,we are all better for having known him.My Prayers to his family.R.I.P Big Man.Love Lilly

Posted by Lilly Neilson - New Bern, NC - friend   September 06, 2013


Prayers to the family during this time! God bless you all and comfort you! God's speed Brad, no more pain but wings and peace you will forever have!

Posted by Danielle Greczkowski - Summerville, SC - Friend   September 06, 2013

To the Lupton Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Your son, brother, father and boyfriend was a wonderful person. I worked with Brad at the Bingo Hall and he always had us laughing! Whenever any of his friends, classmates or coworkers didn't understand something, Brad would always try to assist us in one way or another. We could always count on Brad to lift our spirits and make us feel better whether it was by laughing or eating. I say to you; stay strong and continue to have faith in knowing that Brad is alright!

Love heals wounds of lost love...

Your friends and family must be concerned about your well-being.
Try and focus on their love that surrounds you, and be aware of those who care about you. There is love of family,
There is love of friends.

And even if you are all alone in this world,You are blessed by love of your loved one who is now in Heaven.

Posted by Vickie Stevens - New Bern, NC - Friend, classmate & co-worker   September 06, 2013

Praying for you during this time of sorrow.
2Co 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Posted by Dallas & Marie Hauenstein - Burkeville, VA - Friend   September 06, 2013

Brad and I grew up together in church, had alot of fun with him at camp and other functions, he always made you smile. He was a good person and will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for the family for their loss. Brad is now smiling down upon us and saying do not be sad for I am no pain and not suffering I am smiling with the angels.

Posted by Charlene Parrish Fishel - Stella, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

Bo and I are very sorry for the loss of your brother. We love you and are praying for you and your family.

Posted by Angela Jones - Dunn, NC - Family   September 05, 2013

Brad & I met in school. One of my favorite memories is a high school trip to Kings Dominion. Brad made a long boring ride lots of fun with lots of laughs! We ran into each other years later and picked up just like we had seen each other the day before. It was like that every time I saw him. He will be missed. Mr. Brad, Mrs. Paula and family, you are in my prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during the days to come. (John 14:27)

Posted by Amy Sealy Hudson - Vanceboro, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

Know that my heart goes out to you.

Posted by Louise Waldman - New Bern, OH - friend   September 05, 2013

Know I am praying for you at this time. I am grateful for your friendship and wish I could be there. Praying for God's grace to give you strength. I love you guys.

Posted by Allan Austin - Pamplico, SC - Friend   September 05, 2013

Brad, Paula and Michelle you are in our prayers during this difficult time. As a parent who has lost a child I know what you are feeling right now but just remember that each day brings you closer to being reunited.

Posted by Chris Ellis    September 05, 2013


You will be missed so much. I promise to finally take your advice and find time to relax.

Posted by Shannon Little - Glenmora, LA - friend   September 05, 2013

Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Everyone who knew Brad loved him. He was a funny guy and knew how to enjoy life. He is at peace now. I'm thinking of all his family and friends. I've known Brad since 7th grade. Last time I saw him he gave me one of those big bear hugs. He will be missed.

Posted by Barbara Shaw Riepe - new bern, NC - friend   September 05, 2013

Brad was one of the sweetest young men I've known. He was so good-hearted and always had a smile for you. Our families attend the same church and I saw him grow from a little boy to a young man. He was close friends with my girls and later through the fire department became good friends with their younger brother. [My son was just a little pain to them all growing up :) .] Brad was loved by us all and will forever remain in our hearts. I know when he entered heaven my husband had a big hug waiting for him. My prayers are with his family.

Posted by Shirley Jerome - New Bern, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

You will be loved and missed brother. Keep an eye on us...and put in a good word. You had many people that loved you and will miss you. You lit up so many smiles in your time. Thank you for giving me the privilege of calling you "friend". You'll always be with us...Love you


Posted by Mandi Roberson - New Bern, NC - friend   September 05, 2013


My prayers go out to all Brad's family and friends. He was a wonderful friend to myself and others. Brad never met anyone he couldn't talk to. He was special to me and will forever remain in my heart. Love and miss you Brad, RIP. YOU WILL BE MISSED !!!!!!

Posted by Elaine Phillips - New Bern, NC - Friend from Tri Comm. Vol. Fire   September 05, 2013

Brad was one of a kind he would always bring a smile to your face didn't matter how upset you were. He was the best guy to know just to know brad made you a better person he will be truly missed an was loved by everyone that knew him! He was taken from us way to early but is in a better place now an not having to deal with this old world anymore! Love you Brad an will miss you every day!!!!!!!

Posted by Chris Mizelle    September 05, 2013


Mr. and Mrs. Lupton and family,

My heart goes out to you during this time. I am truly sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Brad was a good friend and a dedicated firefighter. He will be missed.

Posted by Mary WEigl - New Bern, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013


There are not many people you can say you've known a long time that have always remained a part of your heart. Brad was one of those people. I had known him since I was about 10 years old. Even from our "double-dating" days as barely teens at 37th Street Pizzeria, he has always been a very special person to me. He always made you feel better about yourself, even if you didn't like yourself too much. He had a beautiful smile and a big heart! He was a very special friend! He will be greatly missed! I know I will miss him terribly!

Posted by Jennifer Lee - Orange Park, FL - Friend   September 05, 2013

Brad you were the best friend a girl could ask for. You always seemed to pop up when I needed a laugh. I knew I could always count on you to be there. I'm gonna miss you and your warm smile. You were an amazing man and will never be forgotten.

Posted by Alison Millette    September 05, 2013

You were a great person. So many lives you touched, so many lives changed forever. You will be missed. Prayers to your family and may they find peace and comfort in knowing that you will always be with them, watching over them, and protecting them.

Posted by Vanessa Potter    September 05, 2013

My condolences to the family. Brad was a great guy with a huge heart, he will be missed.

Posted by John P - New Bern, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

Peace Christ Jesus gives us. Peace not of this world, but peace that comes from the loving finished work of our Lord. Prayers and Condolences,

Posted by Rev. Cory B. Oliver - Roanoke Rapids, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

You will be missed greatly. Hugs to family from your friend debbie

Posted by Debra Reynolds Bickle - grantsboro, NC - Friend   September 05, 2013

Brad always came to visit me in the hospital during rough times, always cracked me up, and picked on me like I was his little sister. I will forever miss him

Posted by Robin Parks - New Bern, NC - friend/fellow firefighter   September 04, 2013

I've known brad for 5 years and he is truly one amazing man. Ill never forget calling him Banard and him getting so mad at me for it or the times in college class me and him cutting up while the teacher was talking. But i know he's in a better place now. You will be missed Brad and you will forever be in my heart. i love you Rest in peace.

Posted by Jessica Ayala    September 04, 2013

Hard to believe you are gone. You have always held a special place in my heart. You were a special friend to me. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by lynda    September 04, 2013

Brad was a great friend, who could always make you laugh. I knew him for over 25 years, I still can't believe he is gone. He will be sorely missed, my prayers and heart go out to his family.

Posted by Sandy Griffin    September 04, 2013

Last Thursday night Brad, my husband Tony, and I were talking about the good ole days. We were talking about the crazy things we all use to do, marriages, and most of all we bragged of all our kids we all have and how proud we are of them. Brad said wow, did u get married right outta high school or are we just getting that old? I assured him we were not that old. I still stand firm to those words.
Brad was taken too soon. I know they say god has a plan for each of us. I guess heaven needed a bunch of laughter because the just took one of the funniest, crazyiest guys ever.
Our hearts and spirits are broken but our memories will last a life time!

Posted by Tony & Senona Thomas    September 04, 2013

You always had a way of making people smile and I will never forget you. You will be missed so much, but I am eased.with knowing that your always watching us.

Posted by Margaret Hargett    September 04, 2013


I miss you so much Bro! You were there to help me through my days when I was burden the most about my brother being gone. I remember our conversation when you said "you be honored to be my brother and it may not be the same but you will take his place." I will always think of you as my brother even though we were not blood related I loved you so much just like we were. You were so awesome to me when I needed advice and help you were always there. I enjoyed the times we had together and they will always be treasured in my heart. Tell Joshua I said I love him too and miss him when you get to heaven. Thanks Bro! I love you man! May you be in gods loving peace now...From: Jessica Pittman

R.I.P. Brad...You were a great man...loving father and a wonderful friend. You were like a brother to me and you always will be. You will be greatly missed. I love you bro!....From: Sean Pittman

Posted by Jessica & Sean Pittman - New Bern, NC - Friends   September 04, 2013


I will greatly miss the random conversations we had as well as reliving old times with old friends . Brad was a amazing friend and was always there if you needed him . my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this time ..

Posted by Deena Marie Nay - Newport, NC - Friend   September 04, 2013


I am truly sorry. Brad was a great person & a great friend. Always readily available to anyone in need. May he finally be at peace, and find the comfort he has longed for, in the embrace of Angels.

Posted by Mary M Spruill - Trent Woods, NC - Friend   September 04, 2013