Saturday, September 01, 2007

Obituary of Charlie Roosevelt Overby (c. 1941-2007)

Obituary of Charlie Roosevelt Overby (c. 1941-2007)
Aug 29, 2007 - 07:37:17 am CDT

Charlie Roosevelt Overby, 66, of 6371 NC Hwy 119 N, died Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Person Memorial Hospital.

Born in Mecklenburg County, VA, Mr. Overby was the son of the late Walter and Sallie Puryear Overby. Mr. Overby worked for the NC DOT and was a member of Nelson Baptist Church in Nelson, VA.

Mr. Overby is survived by his wife, Carol Marklew Overby; four children, Charlie Overby, Jr. of South Boston, VA, Melinda Davis of Roxboro, Chris Overby of Leasburg and Stephanie Whitley of Savannah, GA; two brothers, Decatur Overby of Virgilina, VA and Robert Overby of NelsonVA; three sisters, Holly Newton Crenshaw, of Victoria, VA, Margie Nelson of Nelson, VA and Faye McGaughey of Albermarle; four grandchildren, Austin Rimmer, Victoria Rimmer, Kaitlyn Coleman and Michael Whitley.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8:30 pm Monday, August 27, 2007 at the Brooks & White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at the Brooks & White Chapel by the Reverend James McAllister.

Memorials may be made to Nelson Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Chuck Nelson, 3054 Nelson Church Rd., Nelson, VA 24580.

Source: Obituary of Charlie Roosevelt Overby (The Caswell Messenger, 29 August 2007).

The following is from the desk of the Editor of The Caswell Messenger and is reprinted here with permission (all rights reserved):

They say that God broke the mold when he made Charlie Overby.
Aug 29, 2007 - 07:35:33 am CDT

I tend to agree.

Charlie passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (see his obituary on page 8) but he has left a lasting legacy to everyone who was fortunate enough to cross paths with him.

Charlie had a bigger heart than anyone I ever met. He simply couldn't stomach seeing anyone suffer and did everything in his power to make sure those around him didn't.

It didn't matter to Charlie whether you were related to him or not, or even if he didn't know you. Charlie viewed everyone he met during his days here on earth as family, as children of God and spent his life showing them the love God had for them. He showed that love with the sweat of his brow as he shared the harvest of his huge garden, helped a neighbor put up a fence or fix a car. Charlie showed that love in a generous sharing of his time, whether it was to drive a neighbor to the doctor, simply so they wouldn't have to go alone or to help with the heavy work during fundraisers. He showed that love by offering a warm smile every time you saw him or a hug when you needed it.

When Charlie Overby did something kind for you, it was not for brownie points or because he wanted anything in return. No Charlie did it simply because he loved you.

And we loved you, Charlie. Our lives will certainly be a bit dimmer without your smile, but Heaven surely just got a whole lot brighter!

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