Gary Overstreet

  • Born: July 13, 1946
  • Died: March 22, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143

powellfh@cablelynx.com
Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gary Ray Overstreet, 69, of Searcy, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. He was born July 13, 1946 in Searcy to Raymond and Ozella Overstreet.
Gary was a home builder in Searcy for over 50 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and all aspects of sports in general, including his time coaching local youth on numerous teams throughout the years. But most of all, Gary loved and cherished providing for and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Wilson Overstreet of Searcy; three sons, Tyson, Blain, and Morgan Overstreet; two brothers, Mike Overstreet of Searcy and Keith Overstreet of Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Lisa Barker of Denver, Colorado; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Powell Funeral Home, Searcy. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the First United Methodist Church of Searcy. Burial will follow in White County Memorial Gardens.


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Condolence & Memory Journal


Just a thought about Gary Overstreet from his outstanding performances as the Searcy Lions quarterback in 1964 when I was a senior at Little Rock Catholic High.
He was an aerial wizard who had CHS Rockets moving all about trying to contain his passes.
Met his widow at our church, St. James Catholic High, last year and spoke to her kindly about how such athletic memories remain.
She said Gary Overstreet was among the best high school quarterbacks in Arkansas during that era.

Posted by Larry Binz - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   January 12, 2018

He was some kind of passing quarterback at Searcy High in 1964. I did some research and Conway and LR Catholic won but not without a struggle.

Posted by Larry Binz - Searcy, AR - acquaintance   July 11, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gary and Glen were good friends and worked well together in the construction business. Gary was a good man. I know you will miss him terribly. My thoughts, heart and prayers will be with you.

Posted by Becky Galloway Cochran - Arlington, TX - Friend   March 30, 2016

Marcia and I are sorry for your loss. We shared many good memories coaching our boys in Searcy baseball. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Posted by Danny Dobbins - Mabelvale, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Carol, my condolences to you and the boys and all of your family members. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.
Irene Gray

Posted by Irene Gray - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Blain,

Thinking of you during this difficult time and praying that you and your family find peace in the coming weeks.

Love,
Jamie and Eric Bell

Posted by Jamie and Eric Bell - Little Rock, AR - Friend   March 28, 2016

Am very sorry about Gary.

Will always remember all the Baseball games we played when growing up.

Posted by Mitchell Wood - El Dorado, KS - Friend   March 28, 2016

I thought a lot of Gary & he will be missed by many. I will be praying for all of you, his family. May God comfort you at this time.

Posted by Steve Ward - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 27, 2016

Carol Ann and family, so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

Posted by Elaine (Smith) Griggs - Clinton, AR - Acquaintance   March 27, 2016

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers going out for you and your family.

Posted by Tom Worley - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   March 26, 2016

Carol, my heart goes out to you and the boys as well as other family members at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Irene

Posted by Irene Gray - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 26, 2016

My brother Gary will be greatly missed by my family. His big laugh, bigger heart and larger than life personality will forever be in my heart. I'm grateful for your kindess and unconditional love to me. I love you Giggi. xoxoxoxo

Posted by Lisa Barker - Denver, CO - Sister   March 26, 2016

My brother Gary will be greatly missed by my family. His big laugh, bigger heart and larger than life personality will forever be in my heart. I'm grateful for your kindess and unconditional love to me. I love you Giggi. xoxoxoxo

Posted by Lisa Barker - Denver, CO - Sister   March 26, 2016

We are saddened by the news of Gary's death. Our sincerest sympathies to his family and Mike, Keith & Lisa.

Posted by Byron Hawkins - Greeley, CO - Family   March 26, 2016

Gary was a good son, brother, husband, and father. He was a great athlete and a master builder. But to me, he was GARO my dear friend. I am blessed for having GARO as my friend for all these many years. Rosemary and I love and miss you GARO.

Posted by Scotty - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 25, 2016

I fondly recall our card games in my dorm room in 1965 as well as our "Searcy boys" intramural football team then.

Posted by Jimmy Norris - Fredericksburg, VA - Friend   March 25, 2016