Charles Webster Overton, 68, of Salisbury, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
Born Feb. 19, 1946, at the U.S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., he was the son of the late Charles Robert Woods Overton and Beverly Jenkins Briggman.
Mr. Overton was combat retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in the 1st Marine Division, 1st Recon Delta Co., and was a Platoon Commander during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Accident Post 208, American Legion and the Berlin (Pa.) DAV. Mr. Overton was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, and was active in numerous civic organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Savage) Overton; his sister, Helena Train and husband, Peter; nephews, Brian and Kevin Train; children, Christopher Todd Glagolich and Jennifer Overton Hyde and husband, Chris; step-children; Laura Knotts and husband, Ted, Cindy McCallam and husband, Trevor, Steve Bosley and wife, Amy, Sarah Blocher and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Jordan and Courtney; step-grandchildren, Jacob, Tristen, Hannah, Samuel, Bria, Brayden, Jada, Luke, Amara and Emily.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be conducted on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 11 a.m at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Riebau officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Last August both myself, my assistant Jody Ford and “Holly”, our four legged Team Leader for our “Paws and Effects” therapy dog program for veterans visited with Chuck and Linda at the Goodwill Mennonite Home, in Grantsville, MD where Chuck was receiving medical care from traumatic head wounds, and traumatic amputations he received in 1970 as a Platoon Commander with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Recon Delta Co., while serving in Vietnam. Both Holly and Chuck hit it off from the moment they met, and we had a wonderful time catching with them since I had visited last. Though we did not know it then, it would be the last time that we would have time to spend with Chuck. Early Saturday morning, while in North Carolina for the “Carolina’s Mission District 2014 Convocation”, I received a call from Chuck’s wife Linda who told me of Chuck’s passing the afternoon before.
Today, I would like to ask you to join us as we extend our deepest prayers for God’s comfort and peace for Linda Overton faithful wife of our departed brother 1LT (Ret.) “Chuck” Overton, and also to his remaining family members through their time of grieving. We have been blessed to know and serve Chuck and Linda during the past six years, and are confident that by God’s grace that we will meet again.
Leslie Haines (MAJ), Executive Director Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, Jody Ford, Administrative Assistant, LMVFM Board members, and faithful LMVFM volunteer team.
Linda, So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Even though we didn’t know him you have our sympathy. Know that you are in our prayers.
Ron & Nancy Durst
Linda, so sorry for your loss.
Retha Humberson Dymond
So sorry to hear this Linda. You are in our prayers.
Greg and Patty Gay
Linda you were a great source of hope and comfort to Chuck. Your love for him could be seen by everyone. Every day you took care of Chuck and we could all see how you showered him with your loving devotion. Linda, both you can Chuck fought the good fight, Linda you helped him to finish the race, and you both kept the faith. We love you Linda… May God comfort you today and in the days ahead.
Scott and Judy
Linda I am so, so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the time. May God’s love surround you and your family and provide comfort and peace.
Linda, May you find comfort in the many special memories of the one you clearly loved so much. Chuck was blessed to have had you in his life. Our thoughts are with you.
Susie Coddington & Norton Clouse –