Ernest Overton, 78, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005 at his residence.
Born April 9, 1927 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Glessa and Dessie (Shepler) Overton.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Terre Haute Krietenstein American Legion Post 104 and Terre Haute VFW Post 972. He was an avid euchre player and enjoyed being with people.
Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Helen Overton of West Terre Haute; a son Ernie Overton and his wife Joni of Indianapolis; two daughters, Brenda and her husband Homer Brewer of West Terre Haute, and Robin and her husband Raleigh Sherman of West Terre Haute; a step-daughter Marsha and her husband Bob Taylor of Lakeland, Fla.; a step-son Danny Myers and his wife Ellen of Winter Springs, Fla.; a sister Clara Clayton Wells of Terre Haute; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Virgil and Eugene Overton, and one great-grandchild Kaylie Johnson.
Military graveside service will be by VFW Post 972 at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Woodward Cemetery.
Friends may call at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care of Terre Haute.