GENOA – Harold Francis "Bub" Overton, 80, of Genoa, Ill., died peacefully April 6, 2013, at home with his loving wife.
Born March 22, 1933, in Cortland, the son of Clifford and Ingrie (Davis) Overton, he married Lavena Ray Lee on Oct. 8, 1955, at the Methodist Church in Kingston.
Harold graduated from Maple Park High School and then served in the U.S. Army in the 10th Infantry during the Korean Conflict
. He was a hardworking man, employed over the years at DeKalb Foundry, GE, Car Quest, then retired from Midwest Plating in Herbert after 33 years. Harold enjoyed watching old westerns and playing the slots in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Lavena; two sons, Michael Francis (Val) Overton and Joseph Allen Overton; grandson, Clinton; granddaughter, Tiara; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine (Leroy) Schiender of Cortland, Sharon Paulsen of Sycamore; three brothers, Doug (Luella) Overton of DeKalb, Donny (Eloise) Overton of Cortland and Elroy Overton of Cortland; several nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Marion Overton.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Cooper-Quiram Chapel, 202 E. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135. For information, visit www.olsonfh.com
or call 815-784-2518.