Joseph R. Overholt

August 29, 1948 ‒ October 23, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Joseph R. Overholt, age 68, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 23, 2016. He was born on August 29, 1948 in Urbana, Ohio the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Headings) Overholt. Joe was a 1966 graduate of Fredericktown High School and earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Agronomy from The Ohio State University. Joe and family farmed many acres in Fredericktown and he was a licensed insurance agent specializing in crop insurance for the Broerman Insurance Company. Joe also co-owned and operated OT&T fertilizing company.

Since the time he was a little boy growing up in a Mennonite community, Joe has fostered the love for his Lord and Savior and leading others to share in his faith. In 1992 Joe established and pastored Overcomers Christian Church and in a quick three years purchased their first building in Mount Vernon. He has shared the word and with God’s blessing the church was able to expand and purchase their newest building in Mount Vernon in 2012. Joe’s mission in life was to share God’s way and to prepare young men and women to be spiritually, physically, socially, financially, mentally and emotionally ready.

Joe was a loving individual and a great encourager to everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Victoria (Hoeflich) Overholt, whom he married on September 13, 1969, his children; Melissa (Mark) Phillips of Fredericktown, Jeremy (Traci) Overholt of Mount Vernon, Brent (Brooke) Overholt of Fredericktown, Matthew (Laura) Overholt of Fredericktown, Jamie (Ruth) Overholt of Apple Creek, Courtney (Mark) Motter of Fredericktown and Joey (Liz) Overholt of Fredericktown, twenty two grandchildren, five brothers, Richard (Faye) Overholt of Fredericktown, David (Myrna) Overholt of Kouts, Indiana, Edward (SueAnn) Overholt of Fredericktown, Jay (Maria Rezos) Overholt of Fredericktown, Mark (Sonya) Overholt of Fredericktown and a sister, Mary Ellen (Dennis) Hazen of Mount Vernon.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Tennyson Fitch will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to the Overcomers Christian Church, PO Box 851, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Joseph R. Overholt.

  • Vicky and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God be with you and keep you in His loving arms at this time.


  • Dear Vicki and family, Gary and I were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We spoke with Joe just recently and it just reminded us of what a really good man he was.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  • Vicky and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

  • Dear Overholt Family,

    You are, and will be, in our thoughts and prayers. Joe was a special man, and he will be missed by so many. We are thinking of you with love. Morgan and Marla

  • I wanted to share a memory of Joe from years ago at a little league game. I am pretty sure it was Jamie pitching and he having a rough time and the other team was taunting him with encouragement of their coach and a few fans from his own team were not so nice either. It was obviously getting to him and he was fighting tears! Joe called time, picked up a catchers mitt and motioned Jamie over to the side away from the other players, but right in front of his team’s fans. He knelt down with him and told him he knew he could do this and he wanted him to forget everyone was there – the batter, the other team and the fans! “Just pretend it is you and me in the backyard, playing catch. And remember, win or lose I will always love ya!” Jamie walked back out to the mound, looked at his dad and threw nine perfect strikes! He came off that field like he had just pitched a no hitter in the world series! What a wonderfully sweet lesson! In one moment he lovingly encouraged his son but also quietly put the heckling “adults” in their place. We need more men, coaches and fathers like that and I am sure Joe raised 5 who are following his lead and passing it on to their sons!
    You have my condolences and are in my prayers.

  • To the Overholt Family,
    You all have our deepest sympathy. Joe was a good man and will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Vicky and family, May God give you peace and comfort at this time. Joe will be greatly missed. Prayers, Love & Hugs Cherish the memories ~

  • Vicky. This really caught me off guard. Their is NO two people, except my parents, that have shown me more love and caring than you and Joe. My heart hurts for you and family. Even when I didn’t see you and Joe often,you were always in my heart. When i did see you both, it was like it had only been minutes, instead of weeks. God bless you all.

  • Dear Vicky and family,
    May you and your family feel the strength, love and peace with the Lord gently upholding you during this time.
    Prayers for all of you.

  • Vicky and family,
    Joe was involved with our family in many ways and we have great memories. Our hearts and prayers are with you for sure. Joe will be greatly missed. It’s awesome to know without a doubt that Heaven is rejoicing, and we will see Joe again. Sending our love to you all.
    Brad and Linda Spearman & family

  • Brent and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We honor Pastor Joe’s service to the church and our community.

    Joe & Marcy Rinehart and the WNZR staff

  • Dear Overholt Family,

    So many of you have touched my family spiritually. My heart goes out to all of you, but Jeremy especially, because of his genuine friendship with my brother and family, along with his ability to be a great Coach to my children. Once during a funeral that Joe was conducting, I spoke during the services, I could barely talk, but Joe stood behind me, put his hand on my shoulder, and gave me the strength to finish. Your husband, father, and grandfather, during his time here on earth, proved to be a wonderful example of a Christian leader at home and in this community. May God comfort you all.

    God Bless,
    Heather Smith-Beeman
    Kellan and Tate Swihart
    Tom Swihart Sr.

  • Overholt Family –

    Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you

    With Deepest Sympathy

  • Victoria, Brent, and Overholt family my sincere condolences in the loss of Joe. A most personal loss for you and a loss for the whole community. He lived his entire life with love, integrity, and Christian principles. We are all better people because of Joe Overholt. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Dennis Snyder

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was the kindest person I’ve ever known. He will be terribly missed.

  • I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. He was the nicest human being I’ve ever met. He will be missed.

  • For many, many years whenever our family talks focused on the point of what a good person or good people should be, Joe and Vicky’s name always comes up.

    The lessons in human nature and the legacy that we should all strive to follow stays with us.

    May God comfort you all, Vicky and family, in knowing that Joe is still with all of us – and I am so very grateful for that.

    The Jeff Miller Family

  • Victoria and family–

    Michael, Gabriel, Journey and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. Joe was an amazing man and so many of us were blessed to have known him!!
    Love to you all!!
    -The Carr family

  • Vicki and family, you have my deepest sympathy. May your faith in God get you through the days to come.

  • Vicky & Family,
    We’re sad to hear the news of Joe’s passing, he will be missed by one and all. Heaven has sure gained a special person. Joe always had a smile on his face and always a good word for everyone.
    May God be with you all at this most difficult time.
    Love, Allen & Melissa Dexter

  • To The Family of Joe Overholt
    My deepest sympathy to each of you. May you find comfort in God’s love for each of you. Cherish all your many memories!
    Vivian Hill

  • I have wonderful memories of going to the Overholt’s when I was growing up. I helped on the farm and played sports with Joe and his brothers. Please know that my prayers will be with your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Victoria and family,
    My heart goes out to you, I feel like I’ve lost one of my own.
    If there is anything I help you with let me know. My prayers,
    love and sympathy go out to you.

    • vicky i send u and your family love and prayers to u all we will never forget what a inspiration u were to children jolelia and heather loved you guys i cant thank him and u enough for your support with Jolelia when he coached her in baseball but must of all his love to these kids he will never be forgotten love and prayers The Rowlands Dave And Mary

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Overholt family. Joe was such a wonderful and amazing man. He has touched so many lives and will be missed so very much.

  • To Vickey and your beloved family we send our thoughts and prayers to all of you . God Bless !

  • The whole Overholt family is in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to those memories!!

  • Dear Victoria and Family, Joe will be greatly missed in so many ways. He was an amazing person and had love for so many. My sympathy goes out to your family for your loss.
    Jeff and Teresa Levering

  • To the Family of Joe Overholt:

    I’ve known Victoria and Joe for a long time. I used to work with Joe at Burch Hydro that’s how we met May 1988. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to the Overholt family. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Always a special place in my heart for the entire Overholt family. Jamie was such a great friend to Glenn and Joey was always one of my favorite people. We’ll all truly miss Joe… he was simply a fantastic man. Love you all

  • Joe was such a special friend and will be greatly missed. I loved everything about him. I especially loved his love for God and people and how he affectionately teased every time we were together.
    Mia and I love you all and we’re praying for you.

  • Vicki, and all the Overholt family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Joe was an awesome Christian and gave so much to those he met. I know he was welcome into Heaven by our Lord with a hug just like Joe gave, and the words “Well done my special servant!” Welcome to your house I have built for you with as many tractors you need to ride through heaven on” what a reunion will be had when we get there. Hugs to the whole family.
    Janet and Rich Hiles

  • Mrs. Overholt and family,
    You are all in my prayers as you deal with your loss. I was fortunate to know Joe and the entire family during my time in Fredericktown. May the Lord comfort you in your time of need.
    God bless!
    Randy and Nicki Wright,
    and Ryan, Isaiah, and Logan

  • Brent and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May The Lord bring you peace and comfort during this time. Our prayers are with you.
    Bob and Ruth Hamill

  • May the Father of all comfort comfort all I this time. I know Joe is receiving his water a reward. Praying for all!!

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Overholt family. My prayers are with you.

    Barb (Chester) Morrison

  • Vicky and Family,
    May God’s grace surpass all understanding…such a shock when my parents told me…Joe always hugged me and kissed me when ever he seen me always made me feel special…i remember when we seen u both at a wedding and i was telling you both about my accident and almost lost my life my gosh u and Joe took my arm layed your hands on mine and prayed over me for 15 minutes u havent a clue what that did for me.. u two are icons of the Fredericktown community and such a loss to us all…joe now sits at his feet and resting in his arms and to know u will see him again one day beings joy…prayers to you all and know your in my thoughts…

  • Overholt family

    Our sincere condolences in the loss of Joe. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless You!

  • Dear Overholt Family,
    Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

    Perkins (Lewis) and Cole Family

  • Our deepest sympathies at Joe’s passing. We have so many memories of blessed times: much laughter & joy! Prayers of comfort & peace be with you.

  • Dear Victoria, you and all the Overholt family are in our prayers. Joe was such a Godly man. He always made you fell loved and important. I remember when he enrolled the children at the Naz. He walked them every step of the way. He was such a caring, loving Father. The world was a better place because of Joe and his zest for life. He was so much a part of Fredeicktown and will be sadly missed💔🙏

    Ed & Sandy Erick

  • His was a life well lived. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to the family . God bless. Tim and Janelle Cothren

  • Don and I were so shocked and saddened about the passing of Joe. We just saw him at the post office Monday, talked about our grandkids. Live each day as if it’s your last. Our condolences and prayers are with your family. Laura told us what an impact Joe and Vicky had in her life, we didn’t know, but not surprised. The Overholt Family is a special family.

  • Dear Victoria and your Family with Heartfelt Sympathy. My heart goes out to you all. As you celebrate Joe’s SPECIAL life, may it bring some comfort and help ease your sorrow, too,to know that warmest thoughts are there with every one of you. Prayers for Strength for Today, Comfort in the days ahead. GOD BE WITH YOU. Psalm 23:4 Hugs & Love, Connie Lee (Mortimer)

  • Our prayers & thoughts go out to the whole Overholt Family. We were saddened to hear this news. Be comforted that Joe knows the Lord – Blessings from Marion & Barbara Darling & Family

  • Victoria and family,
    I was so sad to hear the loss of Joe. It was very shocking to hear. I have grown so close to you all as the church family. Joe has impacted my life as well as many others. My baptism was done by him and Jamie. Ruth is like a sister to me and Jamie and the rest of the family have became close to me over many years. I have enjoyed all the activities through the church and with the family. Joe’s hugs were great. He was such a loving man along with Victoria and the rest of the family. He was comical at times loved to hear him laugh. He also gave some awesome compliments. There is so much that can be said about him. He will be greatly missed by so many people. What an awesome guy he was. I will miss you Joe. To the family I love you all.

  • To Vicky and the Overholt family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We were shocked to hear of Joe’s passing. This great and caring man will be missed by so many! I was just talking about Joe and Vicky the last couple of weeks and what an impact they have made on my life. I hold those memories close to my heart. May God give you the comfort and strength in your time of need.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mike & Laura Spencer

  • Dear Overholt Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God be with you and surround you with his love.

  • Dear Vicky and family, my deepest condolences go out to you. I was blessed to have Met Joe and have him with me on two of the most important days of my life. My thought and prayers to you all at this different time.

  • So very sorry to hear of this! Hunter loved going to church with Isaiah and listening to him preach. What a sweet man! Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  • Love, thoughts, and prayers to all of the Overholt family, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences.

  • So sorry about Joe. Just glad he he got to come to the Reunion in June. You have our Deepest Sympathy! Thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this sadden time. God Bless Joe! RIP Joe!
    Delmis and Terry Gaddis

  • God bless your family in this time and process. Joe was a very beautiful man with a heart beyond many. He was a blessing to many, gave us our first chance at a new church plant in Mt. Vernon and gave great counsel in areas of our life as young believers in the race. We loved him and love your family deep.

    The Googins Family

  • Overholt Family.
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  • Mark, Sonya and families, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one, so sudden,
    many blessings and prayers.

  • Brent and Brooke,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that I have been thinking of you both. Love and Hugs!!

  • Soo sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I was blessed to have known and enjoyed his family both in and outside of my classes. He leaves a wonderful legacy through his wonderful children, and he has touched so many lives in a Godly way–even though his years here with us were shorter than most people’s. Prayers and hugs to all of you during this most difficult and sorrowful time. Much love

  • Vicky and the Overholt Family, our prayers are with you in this time of sadness. Joe was a loving man and it was an honor to have been married by him. When you were around Joe you always felt loved. Joe will be greatly missed. God bless you and your family.

  • The best barometer of a man’s character is his family. In my 42 yrs I have never known a finer group of people. From the youngest to the oldest, they are all the best humanity has to offer. The ripples the Overholt’s create spread throughout this community and beyond. The amount of love this family shares with all they meet is immeasurable and all are better off after having been with an Overholt. We have not really lost Joe. He is my best friend. He is the father of my son’s favorite cousin. He goes with his family and is present in all they do. I feel Joe’s love all around me.

  • You never gave up on a lost soul, including mine. Thanks for my sobriety, thanks for the love, and thanks for the friendship! My prayers are with the Overholt family!

  • Dear Vicki & Family –
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time. We know you have many good memories to reflect on to help you get through this difficult time. – Bill & Jan Mast

  • Brent and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these days. May the peace and comfort of God be with you all at this time.
    Mel and Dee Severns

  • Vicki and family,
    It was such a shock to hear of Joe’s passing. What a legacy of love he has left for so
    many. Always so quick to serve his Lord and share the Son with those he knew. May
    his crowns be many and his life be an example of what a good and faithful servant is
    to be to his neighbor. In the loss, cherish the memories of time spent with him and the comfort he gave to so many.
    Warm Wishes,
    Janenne Burgett Family

  • The Overholt family has our sympathy and prayers. Joe was an inspiration to family, friends, and our community and will be sadly missed by all. Ray and Pat Davis

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire Overholt family. To Vicky, Jeremy, Tracy & children, we are holding you in our hearts with love and praying that God keep you close to endure this tragic loss! We are so very sorry.
    Janice & Jon Ketter

  • Victoria, jimand I were so sorry to hear about pastor joe. We are praying for you all that Gods srenghth and peace surrounds you. He was a very special man and I will always remember how he would pick me up and squeeze me. We love you. Jim and DeeAnn shutt

  • Ariel Joe and family.
    I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I didn’t know him personally, but I know he has taught many good life lessons to so many.
    God will bless you with precious memories that will stay with you forever.
    Take care.

  • I was able to be coaching farm team at the time. Back then we had coaches doing the pitching. Joe said if he hit any one he would buy them a milkshake. You can figure how that went. As soon as the kids heard that .Kids were trying to be hit. Joe was that kind of guy always caring not to offend. Joe I will miss the times we spent on the ball field you truly were one of a kind may God Bless you and your family .

  • Dear Vickie and family, I’m sadden to hear about Joe leaving so soon. We know he is in God’s hands though. Vickie, you and Joe were the epitome of Grace. Your love and compassion for others have left a legacy not soon to be forgotten. My prayers and love for strength and courage during this time. God Bless you. Love Jo Ann Durbin

  • Dear Vicky and Family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wishing you comfort and peace today and always.

    With Love, Jane and Steve Howard

  • So saddened by the news of Joe passing. Love to the entire family. You are in our prayers.

  • Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Family of Pastor Overholt. In deepest sympathy,
    Nathan and Elizabeth Wagner
    Hohenwald TN

  • On behalf of the Covenant Church family I want to extend our condolences to the family! Pastor Joe was a caring and kind man, who walked out his testimony to his Lord daily. His life reflected the Light of God to the community he touched! You are in the prayers of our church family!

    Pastor Tim Overly
    Covenant Church

  • Vicky and family,
    We were very sorry to hear about Joe . He was a good friend and neighbor he will be missed Our prayers are with you and the family.

  • The Overholt family,
    We are so sorry for the loss to your family. Joe is one of the greatest men I’ve known and an amazing role model to not just his children and family, but to all those other kids that grew up around him. Everyone who knew Joe saw him as an amazing father and community member. Such an amazing legacy he left behind. I will always hear his voice.
    Kyle and Sara Randall

  • Vickie, my deepest sympathy comes with this message but also admiration for the life of Joe. God just keeps showing His power, love, and glory again as he called Joe home to Heaven and Joe will be missed by many who held him dear, but I have to be thankful for all the love being shared with you and your family. It is this love that will see you on this journey. It has been years since I have had the pleasure of seeing each of you and am sad that my hello is coming at this time. I just wanted you to know I am praising our Lord for the opportunity to know Joe and you share some history through worship. I am sure He is holding you all in his grace and glory. Know the many memories we will share are gifts left to us by Joe. With love,
    Cheryl Letts Harmer

  • Vickie, my deepest sympathy comes with this message but also admiration for the life of Joe. God just keeps showing His power, love, and glory again as he called Joe home to Heaven and Joe will be missed by many who held him dear, but I have to be thankful for all the love being shared with you and your family. It is this love that will see you on this journey. It has been years since I have had the pleasure of seeing each of you and am sad that my hello is coming at this time. I just wanted you to know I am praising our Lord for the opportunity to know Joe and you and share some history through worship. I am sure He is holding you all in his grace and glory. Know the many memories we will share are gifts left to us by Joe. With love,
    Cheryl Letts Harmer

  • So sorry for the loss, Joe will be greatly missed. But we know that Joe is with his Lord and Savior Jesus . Hoping that knowing this brings some comfort and praying for your family that the Holly Spirit will bring you comfort ,peace and guidance during this most difficult time

  • To Vicki and the Overholt family,
    There are no words to tell you how shocked and saddened we were to hear this news. Joe was such a good, kind man. We have so many wonderful memories of him coaching Ryan in baseball and were honored to have him officiate at Ryan and Laine’s wedding. We are so very sorry for this huge loss that will not only be felt by your family, but also the community, your church, and many friends. May God bring you peace and comfort.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Scott and Julie Shoemaker

  • Prayers to the family in your time of loss. Joe was one of the nicest people we have ever met. So sorry for your loss.

  • Vicky and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a good man. He always had a smile and always talked about you and the kids. We are glad we had the chance to see both off you at our class reunion this past June. He will be missed by many. Steve & Cindy Bouton

  • Vicky, my heart is in pain for your heart this week. Joe absolutely adored you and never took your beauty for granted. I remember in Jr. High and High School, Joe would write you love letters which you couldn’t hardly wait to open, then you would return to him your own letters. When you became FFA Queen, Joe was so proud of his girl. I especially remember both before and after your marriage, he was never afraid to compliment you by his comments and the look in his eyes, no matter who else was around. The love you and Joe had will live on in your memories. Bless you, dear Vicky, one of my best friends in school.

  • Vicky & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was always a good man and respected by all.

  • Sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved ,Joe.Joe and I were on the original (long since defunked) Knox County youth workers network ,many moons ago .Always enjoyed his insight into the heart of youth and his leading with God’ s direction. He will be missed

  • I just read all of the above condolences and have read so many wishes on Facebook and my heart feels all of the words that have been spoken as well. There are no words I can say that would add any more memories. I have always wondered why some are taken early and did find in ISAIAH 57:1-2 “THE GOOD MEN PERISH; THE GODLY DIE BEFORE THEIR TIME AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE OR WONDER WHY. NO ONE SEEMS TO REALIZE THAT GOD IS TAKING THEM AWAY FROM EVIL DAYS AHEAD. FOR THE GODLY WHO DIE SHALL REST IN PEACE.” Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time.

  • Vickie and all of your family,
    I have just read all of the condolences and there isn’t much else I can say, except
    to let you know how good he was to my mother, Anna Riter, your neighbor. He
    took time from his family to visit her. That is a good neighbor. Thanks.
    He left his family too soon and I am sure you have may good memories.
    My sympathy to all of you
    Carol (Riter) Baker, Westerville, Oh.

  • Victoria and Family
    Our prayers are with you all. I am so glad that I was able to spend time with Joe the last few times I was there. I will always remember what he said about me . May God
    cradle you in His arms when times are hard. Love you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
    Ruby Moore
    Esther Moore

  • Dear Victoria and family,

    Joe was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend!
    He will be missed by many!! Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Susie Braddock

  • We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such a caring person. Jamie has such good memories of Joe as his Little League coach.

    Bob, Dixie, Jamie and Cheri Garverick

  • Years ago on the first day of 4th grade I remember a new student reporting to our teacher, Miss Woodard, and for some reason he remembered me. Joe and I shared this story a few times over the years, most recently at our Class Reunion. I also remember in the 8th grade sharing a table with Joe in study hall and he was admiring another Junior High student a few tables away..Vickie Hoeflich. Destiny for Joe came early.
    Over the years until graduation we shared many times as classmates and teammates. In the ensuing years conversations with Joe were always most interesting, as he and Vickie would do mission work in Third World countries while also establishing a family beyond belief. It is with heartfelt sorrow that I extend my condolences to Vickie and family and the Overholt family as well.

  • Dear Ed, Sue, and Family; Melissa, Mark and Family, and Joe’s Entire Family, Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Joe, we always heard about what a great man he was and how much he did for the community and his church. May the fond memories you have of this wonderful man remain vivid in your minds and they will constantly remind you about what a fine individual he was. Sending all of his family and friends our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our heartfelt Love and prayers to One Amazing and Outstanding Overholt family! Sometimes there are No words to express the pain, the shock, the hurt! Please know that we care! Lorene & Dan Hochstetler

  • To Vicki and the entire Overshoot family.

    We wanted to express our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Joe was a leader of his faith and he shared that with everyone who he came in contact with. Heaven has been blessed with an angel. Sending many prayers to help you all through this time.

    Dave and Brenda Barkschat

  • Six years ago my family met Joe in Branson, MO and he has been a valued friend and a blessing to my family everyday since. We knew instantly the day we met he was a Godly man and a family man. We also knew the love and honor he had for his wife Victoria. Our sadness runs deep for the loss of this honorable man on earth. We rejoice because we will see his smile again one day. My family is thinking of everyone affected by his passing and sending you prayers and love from Branson.

  • Dear Overholt Famliy, All the messages before are such an awesome tribute to a true Godly man. Joe touched the lives of so many. He was an inspiring example of how we all should live our life. He will be sadly missed.
    Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”
    What a promise we have in Jesus! What a victory we have in Jesus!
    We are lifting you all up in prayer.
    Lord Bless you. Mark & Nina Boucher

  • Dear Vickie and Family,
    All the words you will receive over the next few day and weeks , will be a comfort to you. I was a classmate and always thought Joe was a nice guy. As time past and age came upon me I realized that Joe was not just a nice guy; he as kind,considerate,
    never mean and always had a kind word. I too was happy that Joe and his Vickie came to this years class reunion. He will be missed by you and all that knew him.
    My deepest sympathy to you, Vickie and your family.
    Kathy Singrey Sullivan

  • Vicky & family,So sorry to hear about Joe passing Joe blessed your family so much in the passing of are dad & mom.May God give you peace & comfort.Love Valerie &Herman Shelton&Furnis Family

  • Vicky so sorry to hear about joe. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • To the Overholt Family,
    Our hearts are hurting for each of you as you all process the loss of a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, brother… in a different way. Joe wore so many hats, yet he remembered to do so by the power of the Holy Spirit living in and through him. I can just picture that big smile of his and his words of kindness and encouragement. It seems like yesterday that he was grabbing our attention at the Fredericktown Tomato Show and praying God’s blessing over us for a big family. Well, his blessing really “took”, with our first three being born in less than 2-1/2 years. David would follow over 2-1/2 years later, and here we are “empty-nesters”. I don’t know where the time went, but I can say that having four children has been such an incredible blessing. With Mom and Dad’s starter kit of two (Joel and Emily), God has multiplied many times over.
    Although many would discourage large families in this day and age, Joe knew that the only way to overcome darkness is with the Light of God. I’m so thankful for your family’s influence through the years, not only on our family but in the lives of so many. Thank you for allowing God to use you. We love you and are praying for you.
    Joy & Joel Cochran

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. He will be missed greatly! He was such a passionate supporter of the team and we’ll miss seeing him at basketball games. Our thoughts are with Vicky and the rest of the family during this difficult time.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire Overholt Families. Our heart aches for you. Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.

  • Vicky & family, we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. You all are in our hearts & prayers. Joe was such a sweetheart and always gave the best hugs. He’s sure going to be missed. So happy and proud to call him family.

    Love to you all,
    Deb Hoeflich Beach & family

  • Vicky,

    Joe was one of the first men I met when I came to Fredericktown to farm over 40 years ago. He was one of the finest men I’ve known. He will be sorely missed. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Don Bryan

  • To the Overholt family,

    Having lost Lois’s father only six years ago, we realize what a large hole Joe’s passing will leave in your life. Joe helped us get through some very tough months when we first retired to Ohio from the USAF. His steady faith strengthened every member of our family for the years that followed. May God bless you during these days of transition, and help strengthen you for the years ahead. Our prayers are with you.

  • Our hearts go out to you and your family. Life has so many twists and turn, ups and downs. Joe was a very nice guy. I enjoyed talking with him. I was shocked to hear the news this past Lord’s Day morning.
    Praying for your family in the days to come…and today, as the family gathers together. You guys in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Vicky and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joe was a great guy. Cherish the wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers.
    Connie (Carter) Bryant and family

  • It’s hard to imagine Fredericktown without Joe. But what a wonderful legacy he left us. Rest in Peace

  • Sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. May the Overholt family find comfort and peace in our Lord and Savior, now and in the days to come. I played softball against Joe and Ed years ago in Johnsville. Our paths crossed a few times over the years and it was always good to see Joe on those occasions.

  • I attended Joe’s funeral today; what a joyous celebration of life. Thank you Victoria and Overholt family for witnessing to all of us in your time of sorrow. Joe’s legacy will live on and on through your precious family. May God bless and kiss all your tears.
    In Christian Love, Nancy Coffing Bates

  • Vicky and Family I just found out about your loss a little while ago. Prayers are coming to you and your family. You and Joe were the epitome of a loving Christian family. We had many good times together over the years. You both had a large influence over the years on many people’s lives. Being a strong witness for the Lord. Joe will be sorrowfully missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss and beyond
    Dan and Sarah Hoar

  • Overholt family,
    Pastor Joe married Josh and I while I was still in high school and Josh had already enlisted into the USAF. My stepdad (Jeff Hunter) had one request about our wedding and it was that Pastor Joe do the ceremony. I asked why and he said he is a man of God who loves his wife, he takes good care of his family and his church, and he has many children some that are teenage girls so the two of you will listen to what he as to say! We were married in 1999 and did our time in the military we came back to Fredericktown in 2014 and ran into him. We reintroduced ourselves and introduced our 3 children to him. The following week we saw him at a basketball game and he gave me a hug and apologized for not remembering us right away he then said he was honored to have been a part in our marriage because he recognized our love for each other as it was similar to theirs when they were young.

    We are sorry for your loss of this amazingly loving man.
    Love The Leist Family

  • To the entire Overholt Family ~
    May God’s peace and love be very evident to you at this time. Our sympathy to all of you. Dale & Nancy Hostetler

  • Vic, here I am, reading all these condolences again. Of course, agreeing with all of them. The ones that say “we are all better because we knew him” are so true! I loved him dearly, as I do you, there will never be another like him. He loved you and his family immeasurably! He always made everyone feel special! What a gift he had! What a gift he was to all who knew him!
    To Joe, until we meet again, God Bless!

    Love you all!