Roy Lee Overton

Roy Lee Overton

Roy Lee Overton
April 16, 1935 – July 23, 2018

“WENDELL – Roy Lee Overton, 83, died Monday. He was born in Franklin County to the late Roy James & Hallie Ayscue Overton. Roy served his country in the United States Air Force. After his service, he worked for and retired from Dupont. He was a quiet man who deeply loved his grandchildren, avidly watched NCSU football & basketball, and spent many days hunting deer and quail with his brother. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Pansy Swanson Overton.

Roy is survived by his daughters, Carolyn O. Estep (Jack) of Wendell, Patti O. Hawkins (Gary) of Raleigh, brother, Jimmie Overton (Shirley) of Kinston, granddaughters, Jamie & Erin Hawkins, special companion Janet Evans of Raleigh, and faithful helper “Gavin”.

Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association at

Funeral service 3 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with burial Saturday, 1 pm, Lancaster Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-3 pm Friday, prior to the funeral service, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Malanie and James Tibbs Posted July 25, 2018 5:55 pm

    I am sorry for your loss Roy was a very nice man.prayers . prayers for the family in this time.

  • Deborah Gupton Coley Posted July 25, 2018 8:13 pm

    Thanks for everything Roy did for Aunt Janet.

  • Sharon Breniman Posted July 26, 2018 10:47 am

    Carolyn, condolences to you and Patti and your families in the passing of your father. Isn’t it wonderful that you had him for as many years that you did! May the good memories you shared be with you when you need them the most.

  • Dana Sharp Adams Posted August 6, 2018 9:10 am

    Carolyn, Patti and families, We were sorry to learn of your father’s death and appreciate that you put his obituary in the Wilmington Star News. Roy and Pansy were such great friends and neighbors to our parents, Rex and Lona Sharp. It was a joy and pleasure to know both of them and we pray that you all have wonderful memories, the love of family and friends during this time of grief and the days ahead. Love, Dana, Bill, and Jill Adams

  • William Sharp Posted August 8, 2018 1:14 am

    Carolyn and Patti, I hope you find peace and strengthen as time passes. I remember your dad fondly and enjoyed all my fishing time with him when I visited my parents across the street. We had many good times out jigging for flounder in his secret stops. He was such a great help to my parents. I feel bless for the kindness he showed me and my family. Bill & Peggy Sharp

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