Jack W. Overbeck Sr., 77, of Warren Pa, passed away at 8:30 pm Sunday, March 4th 2018, in Warren General Hospital after a short illness.
A lifelong area resident, he was born December 31, 1940 in Jamestown, NY, a son of the late George “Smokey” and Clarice Waggoner Overbeck.
Before his retirement he was employed by SKF Bearings and earlier at Marlin Rockwell Bearings.
He was a life member of the North American Hunting Club and previous member of the American legion. A member of the Boy Scouts of America, Jack was one of only a handful of young men to be given the Medal of Honor following his heroic act of saving his cousin from drowning. The most important things to him aside from his family were the Cleveland Browns, endless cowboy movies and his Burger King family.
Surviving are a his wife of 57 years, Susan E. (Lowery) Overbeck of Warren, his Son Jack W. Overbeck, Jr. of Illinois, five grandchildren; Brandy (Justin) Hudgins of Illinois, Tami (Chris) Russel of Lakenheath AFB, UK, Michael Chase of North Carolina, Ryan Overbeck and Joseph Overbeck both of Florida, and two great grandchildren; Andon and Preston Russel of Lakenheath AFB, UK, one brother; Terry Overbeck of Myrtle Beach, SC, his uncle; Marvin Waggoner of Warren, PA and his three aunts; Clarice Overbeck of New Port Richey, FL, Myrtle Elmquist of PA, and Delores Shellhouse of Jamestown. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews that he always adored.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son James F. Overbeck, his brother Floyd D. Overbeck, daughter in law Lori A. Overbeck, brother in law Richard Lowery and in laws William and Irene Lowery.
Jack has graciously donated his body to the University of Buffalo Research College. As Jack requested, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com