Jack W. Overbeck Sr.
Jack W. Overbeck Sr., 77, of Warren Pa, passed away at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Warren General Hospital, after a short illness.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Dec. 31, 1940, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late George “Smokey” and Clarice Waggoner Overbeck.
Before his retirement, he was employed by SKF Bearings and earlier at Marlin Rockwell Bearings.
He was a life member of the North American Hunting Club and previous member of the American Legion. A member of the Boy Scouts of America, Jack was one of only a handful of young men to be given the Medal of Honor following his heroic act of saving his cousin from drowning. The most important things to him aside from his family were the Cleveland Browns, endless cowboy movies and his Burger King family.
Surviving are a his wife of 57 years, Susan E. (Lowery) Overbeck of Warren; his son, Jack W. Overbeck Jr. of Illinois; five grandchildren: Brandy (Justin) Hudgins of Illinois, Tami (Chris) Russel of Lakenheath AFB, UK, Michael Chase of North Carolina, Ryan Overbeck and Joseph Overbeck, both of Florida; two great-grand- children: Andon and Preston Russel of Lakenheath AFB, UK; one brother, Terry Overbeck of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his uncle, Marvin Waggoner of Warren, Pa.; and his three aunts; Clarice Overbeck of New Port Richey, Fla., Myrtle Elmquist of Pennsylvania, and Delores Shellhouse of Jamestown. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews that he always adored.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James F. Overbeck; his brother, Floyd D. Overbeck; a daughter-in-law, Lori A. Overbeck; brother- in-law, Richard Lowery; and in-laws, William and Irene Lowery.
Jack has graciously donated his body to the University of Buffalo Research College. As Jack requested, no services will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa.
Email condolences may be sent by visiting www. lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.