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Originally published: 2013-06-07 14:54:04
Last modified: 2013-06-10 12:18:17

Robert S 'Bob' Overholt

Robert S. "Bob" Overholt, 79, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2013, at his home.

Bob graduated from John Brown University in 1958 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired after 27 years with the United States Postal Service. He received an award for Distinguished Service for leading the team that developed the Parcel Bar Coding System. He was an active member of Alliance Bible Fellowship and many Men's Bible Studies, and had a heart for the life changing work of Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone.

Mr. Overholt is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Johnson Overholt of the home; four daughters, Shirley and George Constantino of Midlothian, Va., Leslie and John Carter of Fairfax, Va., Alison and Jimmy Dees of Sugar Grove, and Heather and Steve Glissman of Richmond, Va.; three sons, Robert Russell Overholt of Richmond, Arthur Alan Overholt of Charlotte, and Michael and Dorothy Fogle of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two brothers, Darwin Overholt and wife, Jean, of Doylestown, Penn., and George Overholt and wife, Lois, of Seattle, Wash. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two aunts, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Narcissa Whitman Overholt; his father and mother, Horace and Margaret Overholt; one sister, Elaine Overholt Harris, and two brothers, Lloyd and Horace Lee Overholt.

Funeral services for Robert S."Bob" Overholt were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Alliance Bible Fellowship. His body lay in state, at the church, from 1 to 2 p.m. Officiating the service was Pastor Scott Andrews and Pastor Allan Gardner. Burial followed in St. Johns Cemetery.

The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, at Hampton Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship Building Fund, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, NC, 28607, or to Freedom Farm Ministries, PO Box 153, Boone, NC, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Overholt family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.