Deacon Robert Overton

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Robert Overton Jr. was born to Robert Overton Sr. and Corine King on August 7, 1928. He retired from the City of Springfield, Ohio. He was a devoted husband and father to many as he and his wife, the late Mary Overton received recognition from Clark County for the way they gave back to the community by providing a home to many children throughout their lifetime.

Mr. Overton was a devoted member and Deacon at Trydestone Baptist Church where he also assisted with the community Outreach Ministry and sang with the male choir at the church.

He was preceded in death by his dedicated wife, Mary Overton; father, Robert Overton Sr.; mother, Corine King; sisters, Carrie Borden and Francis Carpenter; brother, Larry Overton; children, Robert Overton III and Barbra Ann Overton; bonus children, Barbra Christine (Kelly) Chandler, Wanda Jean Applin; adopted son, Gary; bonus grandsons, Byron Finklea and Wille Finklea Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Carl Overton; devoted bonus daughter, Marquita (Dawayne) Williams; several adopted and foster children, and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family and friends.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Trydestone Baptist Church,1710 Damascus Ave, Springfield, Oh 45506. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, SPRINGFIELD CHAPEL, 823 S. Yellow Springs St. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Overton Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bernice Jettie Reed

    Farewell to this wonderful man who was my date when I graduated from high school in 1949.My condolences and prayer are extended to the family.

  2. Papa you were such an inspiration in my life. I appreciate your kindness towards me and my children. I love and miss you so much. Get your rest now, your 95 laps around the sun have come to an end.

  3. Coleman Carpenter

    My uncle was a wonderful man. You let me live with him and Mary for 6 months when he invited me to move to Springfield. Got me my first and only job in Springfield. He was like a father to me while I lived there. He will always be in my heart.

  4. Saundra Carpenter Trower

    Uncle Robert Jr.,
    We have so many wonderful memories of you! Our many visits to Ohio with our mom, your sister, Frances, and sometimes our dad, Coleman Sr. are memories that we will always hold dear in our hearts. We thank you for your love and the fun times we shared. I especially remember our last visit with you, my brothers, Coleman Jr., William and I, along with my granddaughter, Lil Saundra. We asked what we could bring you and you said “bring me a watermelon from Ga” and that’s what we did! We all ate it together and laughed and joked and enjoyed each other as you told us stories about Augusta, Ga. and the family.
    So, until we see you again, we will keep memories of you close in our hearts. We love you!

    Love your niece and family,
    Saundra, Charles, Shauna, Charlese, Jonathan, Jordan, Saundra N.,and Baby Charlotte

  5. William T. Carpenter

    My uncle was a very good man. He was kind and always wanted to help others. He was a foster parent for many years and helped many kids.

    He was well known and loved by many. We will always remember him and the good he did.

    William T. Carpenter

  6. William T. Carpenter

    My uncle was a wonderful uncle. He was very kind and loving.
    He helped so many kids and was always willing to assist them and others.
    He was highly respected by many in Springfield, Ohio.

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