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James Allen Overbey

January 5, 1944 — September 20, 2022

James Allen Overbey

James Allen Overbey, 78, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him. James served in the Army for six years, being stationed in Germany and Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Overbey; his parents, J.J. and Nellie Overbey; brothers, Harry D. Goad, Hurld Overbay; and sister, Edith Gilbert.

James is survived by his son, David Overbey and wife Julie; grandchildren, Matthew Overbey and wife Colby, Eric Overbey, Jennifer Boston, Anthony Boston; his first great-grandson, Ripley, to arrive in January; brother, Paul Overbay and wife Anita; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Norene Starnes, Bill & Dinah Lawson; and Courtney Tipton.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2022 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating and military honors by American Legion Posts 3/265.

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Past Services


Monday, October 3, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch

1747 TN-93, Fall Branch, TN 37656

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mountain Home National Cemetery

Mountain Home, TN

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