Ernest Overholser
1931 - 2021
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home
830 N Limestone Street
Springfield, OH

Ernest Elmer

Age 90, passed on to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 20, 2021. He was the first born to Elmer and Clarice (Schindler) Overholser on June 4, 1931, and lived his life in Clark County. He was raised on a farm and as a young boy, learned the value of a strong work ethic.He established Overholser Builders in 1963 and built many new homes in Clark and Greene counties for over 35 years. He treated people fairly and took advantage of no one. Ernie became a Gideon in 1963 and faithfully distributed Bibles locally and made several trips to Haiti to hand out Bibles to Haitians in the Creole

language. Ernie was a member of Southgate Baptist Church and served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and building project leader. He was a generous man with the wealth God blessed him with. He was a member of the Old Timers Club and quite a John Deere fan. Most importantly, Ernie loved the Lord. He came to know the Lord at the age of 12. He was

never afraid to share his love for Jesus with others. He is

survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Thelma Irene (Fisher) Overholser; children: Gayle (Brian) Borton, Jenny (Ron) Wood and Mark (Tammi) Overholser; grandchildren: Marcus (Rebekah) Borton, Adam (Holly) Overholser, Erik (Kristen) Wood, Meredith (Avery) Docena and Sarah (Adam) Burns; and ten great-grandchildren: Gavin, Quinn and Wren Overholser, Edward, Theodore and Clara Borton, Liam and Levi Burns, Braxton Wood and Mia Docena; brothers: Al, John and Gene. He was preceded in death by his dear grandson, Kyle Borton, his sister, Vera Ellen, and brother, George. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Southgate Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Obed's House Ministries, in care of Southgate Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Umerani for his wonderful attention to Ernie's medical care over the years. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Published by Springfield News Sun on Jul. 22, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Southgate Baptist Church
Celebration of Life
Southgate Baptist Church
Funeral services provided by:
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home
Sponsored by Littleton & Rue Funeral Home.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

6 Entries
We were saddened to learn of Ernie's passing - but greatly heartened in knowing he is now resting with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We enjoyed the years shared with him and Irene in the Gideons. And we were always so proud of the home Ernie built that we lived in for 40 years. God bless his family and give them peace as they journey on without him. In Christ's love, Jon & Deb
Jon and Deb Heisler
August 12, 2021
Our sympathy to our former neighbor, Mark, and the entire family.
Ed and Julia Hissong
July 23, 2021
It´s sad to see the passing of a generation that built this great nation and instilled morality and work ethic in it´s children. Ernie was a man to look up to and admire. Gods blessings to the family.
Barry Ritter
July 23, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Ernie´s family and friends. He was my dad´s best buddy up until the end and our family appreciated all he and did for him and my mom. God bless!
Kenny Huff
July 22, 2021
I'm sure Ernie is busy building rooms in Heaven, at least supervising..... John 14:2
mark crellin
July 22, 2021
So sorry for you loss. I have fond memories when we went to Calvary Baptist. Prayers for the family.
Barbara Rockfield White
July 22, 2021
Showing 1 - 6 of 6 results