(Sept. 14, 2004)
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Powell for Bobby Eugene Overfield, 69, who died Tuesday, Sept. 14, at St. Vincent's Healthcare in Billings.
He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Cash, Ark., the son of Central Earl and Ruby Estella (Daniels) Overfield.
Known for his strong work ethic, he learned many trades. He worked on farms, was employed at the Buick factory in Michigan and was later a ranch foreman in California. He moved to Wyoming in 1978 and worked as a carpenter until he retired in 1999.
He became a Mason on Feb. 1, 1986, and served as Worshipful Master and twice as president of Absorkee Lodge No. 30 of Powell. He was also a member of the Sheridan Valley Scottish Rite and Kalif Shrine Temple as well as the Kefer Shrine Club in Cody.
He was an outdoorsman, loved horses, hunting, fishing and pack trips into the mountains. He also loved watching baseball and Western movies.
Survivors include his mother, Ruby Overfield of Cash, Ark.; his wife, O. Marcella (Henderson) Overfield of Powell; their three sons, Bobby (Karen) Overfield of Flint, Mich., Charles (Barbara) Overfield of Itasca, Ill., and Mitchell Overfield of Woodland, Calif.; their daughter, Acklyn (Kelly) Cheatham of Powell; four grandsons, Matthew Overfield of Flint, Mich., Derek Overfield of Itasca, Ill., Justin Overfield of Itasca, Ill., and Cameron Overfield of Leachville, Ark.; two granddaughters, LaVan Overfield of Itasca, Ill., and Amber Overfield of Leachville, Ark.; five brothers, Charles (Nancy) Overfield of Waterford, Mich., Donald (Yvonne) Overfield of Afton, William (Rita) Overfield of Cody, Roger (Carolyn) Overfield of Amagon, Ark., and Ricky (Connie) Overfield of Couch, Idaho; nine sisters, Gracie Brown of Osceola, Ark., Joann (James) Priest of Cash, Ark., Patsy Morgan of Jonesboro, Ark., Jane (Olis) Higgs of Holland, Mich., Sue (Jimmy) Greer of Union City, Tenn., Glenda (William) Browder of Springfield, Va., Donna (Jimmy) London of Grubbs, Ark., June (Wayne) Lloyd of Grubbs, Ark., and Sherry (Joe) Trotter of Weiner, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Brett Overfield.