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Obituaries

July 4, 2013

Robert 'Bob' Lee Overpeck

WEST LEBANON, Ind. — Robert “Bob” Lee Overpeck, 93, of West Lebanon, Ind., went to be with his kind Heavenly Father at 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his residence.

Bob was born April 10, 1920, in Newellton, La. He was the son of Harry Lee and Tressie (Biddle) Overpeck.

He was a 1939 graduate of Rockville High School. He resided in Rockville, Ind., until he married W. Louise Smith on June 30, 1946, in West Lebanon, Ind., where they had resided since their marriage. Louise survives.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy in the transport system during World War II, spending time in Guam, Brisbane, Australia and several other islands. He farmed in Warren County, Ind., then worked at the Veterans’ Administration hospital for 25 years, retiring as a welder in the maintenance department in 1985.

He was a devoted member of the West Lebanon Christian Church, where he was a past elder, life member of the VFW Post 3318 Attica, Ind., member of the American Legion Post 259 Williamsport, Ind., and vice president for Indiana Rural Youth. He also was a member of the West Lebanon Lions Club and a past Warren County Farm Bureau chairman. He enjoyed attending WCEA men’s meetings and had attended the Kiamichi Men’s Clinic in the Ozark Mountains. He was very patriotic and enjoyed having garage sales and attending auctions.

Surviving with his wife, Louise, are two children, Curt Overpeck (wife: Carol) of Talahassee, Fla., and Jane Haddock (husband: Randy) of Williamsport, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Gloria (Fisher) Showalter; four grandchildren, Jill Eberly (husband: Bob), Amanda Duchemin (husband: Craig), Matt Overpeck, and Elizabeth Overpeck; and one great-grandson, Conor Eberly.

Bob was preceded in death by one brother, Richard “Dick” Overpeck; one sister, Jeanne Whipple; and one son, Lee Robert Overpeck.

Visitation will be noon until service time at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 6, at West Lebanon Christian Church, with Minister Bruce Thornsbrough officiating. Interment will follow at West Lebanon Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanging Rock Christian Assembly. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.

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