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April 30, 1936 - August 24, 2017
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Overton, 81, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Dodson, Dr. W. C. “Bill” Everett and Rev. Tim Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday 6-8:00 p.m. at Hawthorn’s. Mr. Fred Overton died peacefully at his Carthage home August 24, 2017.
Fredrick Rufus Overton was born on April 30, 1936, in Big Spring, Texas, to John R. and Eula Fannin Overton. He attended school in Forsan and Garden City, Texas, before entering the United States Navy where he was an aviation electronics technician for Patrol Squadron Fifty-Seven and flew in zeppelins. He married Lana Wren Overton on July 9, 1960, in Andrews, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Overton resided in Big Spring, Texas, where he attended Howard College. Mr. Overton was employed by Cosden Refinery fo seven years and then as an electrician at Texas Electric's Big Spring division for five years before transferring to Fairfield, Texas, in 1970. In 1976, they moved to Carthage, Texas, where Mr. Overton worked 34 years for Texas Utilities before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage, Texas, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher as well as serving on numerous committees. He was a member of Gideon’s International, Carthage Camp. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers. He is preceded in death by his parents John R. and Eula Fannin Overton, sister Elsie Jean Overton, brothers John Overton and Bill Overton.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lana Wren Overton. He is also survived by his three children: Kelly Overton and wife Jan of Flower Mound, Texas; Kent Overton of Oak Point, Texas; and Kristi DeWall and husband Marc of Bartonville, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Connally and husband Joe of Llano, Texas, brother Lewis Overton and wife Wanda of Crane, Texas. Grandchildren: Cole Overton and wife, Jerry, Halie Moore and husband, Aaron, Adam Overton, Audry Overton, AJ Overton, Justin Overton, Gillian Overton, Abbigail DeWall, Samuel DeWall; Great-grandsons, Maverick Huval and Gabriel Moore.
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