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Anthony "Tony" Overton, Sr.

Obituary for Anthony "Tony" Overton, Sr.

February 2, 1928 - December 7, 2017
Langhorne, Pennsylvania | Age 89

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ANTHONY "TONY" OVERTON SR, FORMERLY OF LANGHORE, PA, DIED THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, 2017 AT ROSEMONT CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER IN ROSEMONT, PA AT THE AGE OF 89.

TONY WAS BORN FEBRUARY 2, 1928 AND WAS RAISED BY HIS MOTHER AND STEPFATHER, ELSIE AND EDWARD QUEEN, IN LINCONIA/TREVOSE, PA.

HE ATTENDED BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL, AND LATER ENTERED THE UNITED STATES ARMY ON OCTOBER 7, 1952, DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT. WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY, SERGEANT OVERTON, MACHINE GUNNER AND SQUAD LEADER, WAS AWARDED THE BRONZE STAR FOR HIS MERITORIOUS ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST AN ARMED ENEMYN DURING THE PERIOD MARCH 1, 1953 TO APRIL 3, 1954. AFTER HIS DISCHARGE ON OCTOBER 6, 1954.

HE WORKED FOR SUPERIOR ZINC IN BRISTOL, PA FOR MANY YEARS AS A MECHANIC. HE LATER BECAME AN INDEPENDENT TRUCK DRIVER, WORKING FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES BEFORE RETIRING AT THE AGE OF 70.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER, STEPFATHER, (2) SONS, ANTHONY "ANDY" OVERTON JR AND FRANKLIN "BO" OVERTON, (1) DAUGHTER, BRENDA YOUNG AND (1) DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, BETTY LOU OVERTON.

SURVIVED BY WIFE BEATRICE OVERTON, (4) DAUGHTERS, DIANE EVANS (THURMOND), MICHELLE OVERTON, TRACI OVERTON (BRIAN CLARK), GWENDOLYN LEE, (7) GRANDCHILDREN, MAURICE "DAVID" SIMPSON, STEPHEN SIMPSON, TONYA OVERTON, IMANI TYLER, JACKSON OVERTON-CLARK, DENISE LEE, JAMES LEE, (8) GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, (8) GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND A HOST OF FRIENDS.

TONY WAS CREMATED, PER HIS REQUEST. MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 AT 1PM WITH FAMILY VISITATION FROM 12PM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE, AT DUNN/GIVNISH of Langhorne, 378 SOUTH BELLEVUE AVENUE.

Tony will be interred privately, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery.

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