Five grandfathers back was a Overstreet they came out of Tennessee they were Cherokee and they came across the trailer tears. William Dean Overstreet is the spitting image of that line.
One of the really good guys. Always had smile and a friendly word.
A wonderful friend and great travel partner. He seemed to know everything about nearly everything.
Bill will be missed not only for being one of Alaskas great achievers but also as a good friend. As a longtime resident of Juneau , I always respected what he accomplished for our city and borough. He was a good man.
I can't remember not knowing Bill Overstreet; he was that much a part of the Juneau community. We had a lot of fun together at times, wrangled over some good and bad ideas at times but always got along and knew we were on the same page when it came to the best for Juneau.
Guys like Bill Overstreet kept Juneau on the right track and helped put it where it is today.
Lets hope the community can find such leaders in the future. Condolences to Jean, family and friends.
Jean - thanks for sharing Bill with us all these years. We have many fond memories
Bill you were one fine man, and did all things better than most. You helped me learn as a teacher, and later as a Juneau mayor. you were trust worthy and supportive to all. Thanks for your time in my life.
Simply put, Bill was a special person who touched many lives with his humor, insight, and ability to bring people together. I loved the autobiography he wrote and have fond memories of him. He interviewed and hired me to be a substitute teacher at J-D High when I moved to Juneau with my husband Bill in 1964. On my 30th birthday in 1968 when he saw me at Mike's Place, he told me how many brain cells I was losing each day because of my advanced age. Typical Bill. I still have enough brain cells left to know what a treasure he was.
Juneau lost a golden star....Jeannie, my condolences to you. May he RIP.