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Jimmy Overbee

Jimmy R. Overbee, 65, of Mt. Blanchard, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital with his loving family by his side following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
On Dec. 2, 1955, Jimmy was born in Lima, the second of eight children of the late Betty (Combs) and Isaac Overbee Jr. As a family, they moved to Carey in the early 60’s, where he graduated from Carey High School in the class of 1974.
For the majority of his career, Jimmy worked as a welder and retired from the National Lime and Stone Company in 2017. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and belonged to the Mt. Blanchard gun club. He also attended Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church.
In 2005, Jimmy met the love of his life, Valerie Fridley Hueve through mutual friends. They officially tied the knot on June 15, 2013, and have cherished every moment together.
A sports fanatic, Jimmy loved the thrill of the game. He loved to play golf, trap shooting and sporting clays. He loved to play softball, vintage baseball and basketball. He also was an avid coon hunter. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. His favorite games to watch though were the ones his grandchildren were playing in.
Jimmy will forever be remembered for his friendship, big heart and sense of humor.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Valerie Overbee of Mt. Blanchard; three children: Travis Overbee, Tyler (Lucinda) Overbee, both of Sycamore; and Trisha (Donovan Decker) Overbee of Wharton; a step-daughter, Bobbi (Scott) Maurer of Dayton; seven grandchildren: Jameson, Austin, Kansas, Owen, Anthony, Addison and Tayler; six siblings: Sandra (Keith Steyer) Overbee of Carey, Melvin (Jodi) Overbee of Columbus, Sharon (Doug) Maltsbarger of Upper Sandusky, Ronnie Overbee of Findlay, Kenny (Robin) Overbee of Carey and Jody (Jesse) Etter of Reynoldsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Scott Overbee.
His family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Services honoring his life will also be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brett Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Mt. Blanchard.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society and they may be sent to the care of the funeral home.
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