Mr. William "Lee" Overton

December 22, 1942October 31, 2012

Mr. William “Lee” Overton, 69, born Dec. 22, 1942 went to his peaceful place on Thursday, October 31, 2012.

A celebration of Mr. Overton’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Mr. Overton was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. Mr. Overton was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and was never seen without a Tarheel shirt on. He was an avid UNC basketball fan-Go Heels! He enjoyed working with his son’s high school Northwest Marching Band and acted as booster president. Mr. Overton spent his entire career working in textiles and retired from Dan River. He loved life with his friends and family. He was very faithful in staying in touch and loved to text frequently.

Mr. Overton is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen Overton, son, Evan L. Overton and his constant home companions; Lola, Allie and Webster.

As his wife, thank you for loving him as we do.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., 3163 Hines Chapel Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405 or to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Dr., Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409.



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Mr. William "Lee" Overton

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Ashley Pohl

November 7, 2012

Mrs. Helen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your husband will be greatly missed.

Mr. Overton, I am going to miss your loving personality and warm smile. I am so very thankful to have gotten to know you over the years. You will never be forgotten.

Sylvia Pegram

November 6, 2012

Helen, I am so sorry, I'll be praying for you. What a shock toopen facebook and see this. Love you and Still missing you.

Bill Dill

November 5, 2012

Good morning Helen,

I was sorry to hear about Lee's death. I only learned of it yesterday. We have been and will continue to pray for you and Evan.

He was a great boss and a better friend.


Brad Persing

November 5, 2012

In the little time I had to know Lee, his goodness, and keen humor were always evident. My deepest sympathy Helen, for your and the falily's loss

Libby Minter

November 4, 2012

Ms. Helen,
I am soo sadden to have heard of Lee's passing! I remember him bring me homemade stew when I worked at the townhomes!! My prayers go out to you and your son!
Love, Libby Arlene's daughter

November 4, 2012

My heart goes out to you both. I will keep you in my prayers and will miss Lee and his Carolina Tarheel talks. I will be there for you Helen whenever you need someone to talk to.Give the dogs a hug for me.

Love you both, Susan Willis

November 4, 2012

What a beautiful service today for such a wonderful person!! Kathy Lanham
Greensboro, NC

Judy Overman

November 4, 2012

Helen, I was very sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I enjoyed getting to know him better over the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Ann and Ray Mohrmann

November 3, 2012

Helen, We were so sorry to hear of Lee's death. Even though we didn't know him, we know you and are sure he must have been a wonderful man because you are such a sweet and caring lady. Our prayers are with you during these difficult days.

November 3, 2012

I was in the hospital when Lee died and am truly sorry to hear of his death..I just got home and got his obit..We have all lost a very close friend and mentor..Bob Atkinson