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Overton, Walter N.

Overton, Walter N.

March 21, 1930 — March 24, 2021

Deacon Walter N. Overton, born March 21, 1930, departed this life on March 24, 2021 with his loving wife and friends close at his bedside. Born in Prairie Home, Missouri, he was the first born to William W. Overton and Eola Coleman, and was the only child born to this union. Deacon Overton was raised in the Boonville community by his grandmother, Mrs. Laura Overton, who taught him a strong work ethic and instilled in him a love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On May 2, 1950 he pledged his love for Jo Dorsey Howell when the two united in holy matrimony and became life partners, remaining faithful until death.

Over the years, Deacon Overton worked for the Armour Meat Packing Company, and later retired from the Kansas City Public School system where he served in janitorial maintenance.

His demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and God’s people led to his appointment to serve as a deacon in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Stewart Johnson, where he found a church family that loved him dearly. In addition to the Deacon Board, he served with the Men’s Chorus, Laymen’s Ministry, Sunday School, and was there to support the church wherever the worship opportunity carried him.

There are two words that best describe his life and service: good and faithful.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 71 years, Jo Dorsey, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation will be 10AM, services at 11AM, Thursday, April 1 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 4300 E. 31st St., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will be 10AM, services at 11AM, Thursday, April 1 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 4300 E. 31st St., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Overton, Walter N.'s Guestbook

🙏🏿🙏🏿 sorry for your Water O

LaQueena Robinson

We will miss you Cousin Walter. Thank you for your commitment to Jo Dorsey and to our family. We love you...cousins: Patricia and Alfred W Rhymes, Altricia, Carl, Terricia and Terry Foster. May you rest in God’s peace.

Altricia Foster, Cousin

He will be missed.And it was a honor for uncle to walk me down the al when i first got married . He was quiet but wise. And never mean. Love you!

Barbara Patrick &Paul McCurry

Our sincere condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Ezell & Cherry Parks

Cousin Walter, Rest In Peace. You have earned your crown and rest. You will be missed and fondly remembered!

Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly

Rest In Peace Uncle Walter. Thank you for your kindness and love.

Adrienne Lindsey

Rest In Peace, cousin.

Jewell Ford Maynard

Rest in peace Uncle Walter. You were a true gentleman and kind soul.

Rev. & Mrs. Wayne Shipley

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