Joseph R. Overholt
August 29, 1948 ‒ October 23, 2016
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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