Roy Gene Overmyer

September 28, 1928December 29, 2012

BOSSIER CITY LA – Services for Roy Gene Overmyer, 84, will be held on Thursday January 3, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Herbert Prestige, Glenn Picket, and Bob King officiating. Roy was born on September 28, 1928 in Garland, Arkansas, and went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2012 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He joined the United States Navy in 1947, where he learned the trade of electrician with the SEEBEES. After serving his country during the Korean Conflict, he was initiated in the IBEW Local 194 on October 20, 1952. He became very involved with the Union over the years as President of IBEW Local 194 and served on the Board of Trustees for the Shreveport Electrical Health and Welfare and Pension Funds in addition to numerous other committees. He was the outstanding apprentice award in 1956. He served as instructor for the Shreveport Area Joint and Apprenticeship School for many years. He was appointed as the Director of JATC until his retirement in January 1992. Roy was awarded his 60 year service award for his dedication and hard work in the IBEW local 194. Roy was a life member of the V.F.W. His hobbies included: gardening, cooking, spending time with family and friends, spending time at his camp house. He especially loved to fish, working with his tools, and doing projects around his house. He loved a good debate with family members and friends. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Lucas and Linnie Overmyer; two brothers, Herschel and Ken Overmyer; one sister, Betty Mohon He is survived by two daughters, Mary Catherine Overmyer-Cotton and husband Bob, J. Gail Overmyer; grandson, Aubrie N. Starks III; a brother, John Overmyer; two sisters, Wanda Hunt and Carol Ann Clements along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting


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For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

January 3, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Roy Gene Overmyer our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Roy. And to Roy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Navy SeaBees. Roy, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Roy's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Tom Milam

January 3, 2013

So very sorry for your loss. I will miss my exercise friend. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family!

Deena Kerr Babcock

January 3, 2013

Cathy, my condonlences and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of the camp house on the lake, you , me and Vickie with your Dad. I am so sorry for your loss. Deena Kerr Babcock

Pat Birmingham

January 3, 2013

Hello Kathy and Bob. I am so sorry to see kathy's Dad in the obits today.
I hate for this to be the way we get back in touch. But it is better than not all all like the last many years.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
I am in the phone book so look me up and give me a call if you get a chance.
Pat Birmingham

January 2, 2013

Cathy, So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there - we all care. Please let us know how you are doing. Hugs, Bonnie Berg

Keith Brand

January 2, 2013

What a great friend I had in Roy. He taught me a whole lot about the registered apprenticeship system and was always just a phone call away if I needed him. Go ahead now Brother, to later lead us up the path into Heaven. God bless his family as they lay him to rest.

Mandy, Caleb & Bayleigh Stanford

January 2, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.