Joe Earl Overton, August 25, 1932~April 23, 2015

Overton copy Joe Earl Overton, 82, of West Fork, AR. and formerly of Jacksonville, AR. went peacefully to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born August 25, 1932 in Vancleave, MS. to Claude and Gladys Overton.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 53 years, Bettye; brothers, Harold and Neal;  sisters, Mary, Eva and Betty.

Joe is survived by a brother, Billy of Houston, TX.; a son, Joe, Jr. and his wife, Mary of West Fork, AR.; three grandchildren, Audie Dalton and his wife, Moriah of Springdale, AR., Christina Marie and John William, both of West Fork, AR.;  and two great-granddaughters,  Aayla Blair and Aisley Lux of Springdale, AR.; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

His love of fishing came from his father, growing up on the gulf coast; his love of golf from his brother, Harold. He was a graduate of Mississippi State Univ. and served honorably in the Navy and Army. He was an engineer and business owner who enjoyed entertaining friends and family at his home where many great memories were made.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church, 308 West Main St., Jacksonville, AR.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. To learn more about donating to the hospital, please contact the ACH Foundation by emailing giving@archildrens.org, or by calling 501-364-1476.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Kristina » 26. May, 2015

    Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. (Revelation 21:4)

    Jamie and Reid Altom » 27. May, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. We knew Mr. Joe from FUMC Jacksonville. I remember how he was always involved with vacation bible school, and he always enjoyed it when his grandkids could join him. He was a pleasure to talk with.

    Bob & Teresa LaFort » 27. May, 2015

    Mr. Overton will be missed. When I first joined FUMC Joe and Bettye were so nice to me. We always sat behind or in front of them. Very special people. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Name » 27. May, 2015

    JOE, SO SORRY ABOUT JOE ,SR. know that your dad will be greatly missed.

    Grace and peace. Charles Watt

    Karen Schirmer » 28. May, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Overton was always someone I looked for on Sunday morning. He is missed.

    Ed Lucas » 02. Oct, 2015


    Just noticed your dad has passed on. Sorry to hear this. Your parents were always very nice to me when I visited in the past. I hope all is well with you and family. Your Dad was present with my Dad the moment he had passed away in his hospital room, and that means a lot to me. i wish you all the best in the future.

    Ed Lucas Jr.