Delbert Wayne OverholtOctober 16, 1935 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 81)
D. Wayne Overholt, age 81, went home to be with the Lord at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Truman Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Ohio after a period of declining health.
Wayne was born October 16, 1935 in Dennison, Ohio, a son of the late Delbert R. Overholt and Ada M. Watson Overholt.
Wayne graduated from high school in 1954. He then worked as a mechanic for Superior Clay of Dennison, then as a salesman for the Coke Cola Company of Dennison, and retired after many years from Pepsi Cola of New Philadelphia where he was a salesman and repairman.
He was a member of the Westchester United Methodist Church and the Westchester Senior Center. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, and farming.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Janice Marie Owens Overholt for sixty-three years. They were married December 6, 1953.
Wayne was the father of Debbie G. Heddleston of Freeport and Jay G. (Jackie) Overholt of Tippecanoe; father-in-law of Therese Overholt of Moundsville, West Virginia; a brother to three sisters: Mary Lou Overholt of Dennison, Helen (Dean) Bower of Cadiz, and Linda Ackerman of Davenport, Florida; granddad to Brian (Maria) Heddleston, Chad Heddleston, Kerri (Seth) Cope, Kristen (Darby) Boltz, Ashley (Scott) Beach, Josh Overholt, Devin Overholt, and Nicole (Logan Field) Overholt; great-granddad to twelve great-grandchildren: Hannah, Ben, Weston, Logan, Jaiden, J.J., Nathan, Savannah, Allyson, Cole, Claire, and Cash and uncle to several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Douglas W. Overholt in 2011.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Westchester United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Turner officiating assisted by Pastor Sandra Cappel. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Westchester United Methodist Church, Mary Lou Overholt, Treasurer, 820 N 3rd Street, Apt. 4, Dennison, Ohio 44621 or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Koch Funeral Home, Freeport was honored to serve the Overholt Family.