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Jack C. OVERSTREET

OVERSTREET, Jack C., 88, of Havana, Florida, passed away on December 15, 2012 due to compli-cations from Parkin-son's Disease. He was born on October 8, 1924 in Wickliffe, Kentucky to parents, John Pruitt Overstreet and Helen Brinich Overstreet. He grew up in Schuylkill Haven, PA, where he graduated from high school in 1941. He served his country in World War II as an Army Air Force aircrew member in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Upon his return from the war, he attended West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1949. He returned to active duty in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as a counterintelligence officer in Japan and Germany during the height of the Cold War. Later in life, he taught journalism and creative writing at Robinson High School in Tampa, served as a Staff Director in the Florida legislature in both the House and the Senate, and was a volunteer mediator in the Florida court system. He was predeceased by his first wife, Melba Dinkle Overstreet. He is survived by his loving wife, Betts; his devoted little sister, Bettie Lou Lawrence, of Auburn, PA; sons, Jack Jr., of Burke, VA and Michael, of Panama City Beach, FL; his stepdaughter, Terra Reed, of Monticello, FL; and his stepson, David Riggins, of Crawfordville, FL; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the request of the deceased, no services will be held. For those wishing to honor Jack, the family suggests donations be made to the North Florida Parkinson Awareness Group, Inc., P.O. Box 14722, Tallahassee, FL 32308.


Published in TBO.com on Dec. 20, 2012
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