Joseph "Jody"  Overton

Obituary of Joseph "Jody" Garfield Overton

Funeral services for Joseph “Jody” Garfield Overton, age 73, of Roanoke will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Heritage Baptist Church with Rev. Derek Farr and Rev. Bobby Jo Overton officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Mr. Overton will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Saturday.

Mr. Overton passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Rushin of Arkansas; three daughters, Belinda Joe Murr (Ben)  of Roanoke, Tracey Lynn Baldwin (Joe) of Woodland, and Elizabeth Dawn Barber (Eric) of Roanoke; one stepson, Phillip Rushin (Amanda); ten grandchildren, Tiffine Cummings, Jordan Williamson, Jasmine Murr, Harli Murr, Erica Murphy (Colton), Erin Barber, Garth Murr (Brittany), Dylan Baldwin, Ethan Barber, and Ty Baldwin; two step-grandchildren, Whitney Zeman (Travis) and Kane Rushin (Kaitlin); seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Frances Smith (Thomas) of Roanoke, Dovie Cofield (LeeRoy) of Roanoke, Judy Livingston (Tug) of West Point, Leuticia Barber (Parker) of Roanoke; and Wanda Weather (Felix) of Cabot, Arkansas; and his beloved pet, Sadie.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and Godson, Britt Dunlap.  Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons, Chance Cummings and Cameron Asbell.

A Roanoke native, Mr. Overton was born on April 1, 1946, the son of Boyd Bruce and Mattie Mae Akins Overton.  He was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church in Ward, Arkansas, and he was ordained in 1976 and served as pastor at Vise Grove and Center Chapel Churches.  Mr. Overton worked 30 years in electrical repair and retired from Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Hapeville, GA.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Brenda Overton; granddaughter, Jenna Williamson; and one brother, Boyd Bruce Overton, Jr.

Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the mission fund at Heritage Baptist Church at 1983 Omaha Rd, Roanoke, AL 36274, or New Horizon Baptist Church at 13018 Hwy 31 N, Ward, Arkansas 72176.