The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 11, 2012

Walter Lee Overcast


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Walter Lee Overcast, master sergeant retired, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, of a massive stroke.

He was born in Murray, Ky., to the late Joe Hal and Shirley Jean Mohundro Overcast.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Graveside service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery, Puryear, Tenn., with full military honors.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Ann Overcast; children, Deanna Lee Miller and her husband, Michael, of St. Charles, Mo., Travis Wade Overcast and his wife, Deeda, of Luverne, Ala., and Sarah Konieczki Brown of Danville, Ill.; grandchildren, Heather Miller, Zaidie Overcast and Ethan and Claire Brown; and his beloved pug, Sarge.

Walt was a U.S. Air Force retiree, having served his country for over 20 years. He was an aircraft mechanic who cherished the F-16 and A-10, of which he also was a technical instructor, teaching others to master his trade.

He was currently the facilities manager at Hampton Inn and Suites where his skills and abilities were able to coach and mentor a team of individuals to take their facility to the top 1 percent in the world.

Memorials may be made to Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc., P.O. Box 364, Cottleville, MO 63338 or online at www.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, (615) 893-5151.

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