Eddie moved to New Jersey at an early age where he lived for a number of years. Later he returned to Virginia where he worked as a store manager for various grocery chains in the Richmond, Virginia area. He worked as a store manager until his retirement in 1997. His favorite hobbies were hunting, in which he was a member of the Powhatan Midlothian Hunt Club for a number of years; fishing, cooking, gardening and enjoying life with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Laura Overby; daughter, DeLicia Jackson; brother, Alexander Overby; and sister, Nora Mae Freeman.
Eddie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: a devoted wife, Geraldine Goodman Overby; five children, Cindy (devoted) and Catherine Jackson of Powhatan, Virginia, Faith Overby of Richmond, Virginia, Ronald Overby of New Jersey and Ricky Overby of Virginia; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Barbara McLean of New Jersey; two brothers, Charles Overby of Virginia and Robert Overby of New Jersey; seven sisters-in-law; nine brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Chester Grove Baptist Church, Amelia with interment in the church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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