Richard Overcast, 87, of Cedar Creek died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Cox
Health in Springfield.
The visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Friday, June 29th in the
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM in the
funeral Home with Pastor Isaac Peterson officiating. Interment will be in the
Brown Cemetery, Kissee Mills.
Richard Clinton Overcast was born Thursday, July 3, 1930 in Portales, NM to
Claude Ross and Anna Leona (Elder) Overcast. The family moved to
Samnorwood, TX where Richard attended school. He graduated from the
Samnorwood High School in the class of 1949. While in high school, he met
Juanita Loring. They were married July 19, 1949 in Samnorwood. In 1951 he
went to work for Southwestern Bell in Texas. He and Juanita moved to
Amarillo, TX where they lived for a few years and moved to Shamrock, TX.
While with Southwestern Bell, he was a switchman, lineman, installer and
repairman. He was with Southwestern Bell for thirty years retiring in 1981.
Following his retirement, they moved to Cedar Creek where they have lived
After retiring to Cedar Creek, Richard enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting,
walking and tying jigs. He was a very happy, positive, joyful, “glass half-full
kind of guy.” He was willing to help others and was very giving. He “never
met a cookie he didn’t like. He was always in charge until the end. He was a
member of the Telephone Pioneers and Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire
Department. He was very spiritual man, a wonderful provider and took great
care of his family. He was a member and Deacon of the Open-Door
Community Church of Cedar Creek.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita of Cedar Creek; a son-in-law, Rickie
Arnold of Shamrock, TX; a sister-in-law, Carroll Warren of Trent, TX; two
brothers, Melvin Overcast and wife, Ruth of Washburn, TX, Claude Ernest
Overcast and wife, Sharon of Mena, AR; a sister, Thelma Jett of Union, ME;
two grandchildren, Michell Lusk and husband, Stephen of Lubbock, TX,
Denise Campbell and husband, Jeff of Fritch, TX; five great-grandchildren,
Riley, Zeke, Tyler, Todd and Mallory and two great-great-grandchildren,
Hunter and Emberly.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rose Anna Arnold; two
brothers, William and Lawrence Overcast.
Memorials in memory of Richard Overcast may be made to the Open-Door
Community Church, 4424 St. Hwy M. Cedar Creek, MO 65627.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
July 3, 1930 - June 27, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home