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Overholt, William (1935-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Jul 14 p. 3

Birth date: 1935

text of obituary:

Electrician Dies of Injuries Suffered in Fall from Truck

Virginia Beach, Va. — Funeral services were held at the Kempsville Amish Mennonite Church here for William Overholt, Jr. 31-year-old electrician who died of injuries suffered in a fall while at work.

He was on top of a van-type truck, hanging lights in a warehouse, and when the truck driver was asked to move to the next light, his foot slipped from the clutch pedal. Mr. Overholt fell down on the stepladder he was holding, causing a skull fracture and internal injuries. He died 25 hours later, on June 25, without regaining consciousness.

He was a member of the Fox Street Mennonite Church, Bronx, N. Y., and the past two years had resided here with his parents, William and Millie (Jones) Overholt.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Oct 6 p. 9

text of obituary:

Second Accidental Death In Virginia Family Within three Months

Virginia Beach, Va. — The death of Thomas Overholt, 38, in the crash of a crop duster plane near Aurora, N. C. on Sept. 13 was the second accidental death in the Overholt family within three months.

William Overholt, Jr., 31, of Virginia Beach died June 25 of injuries received when thrown from an extension ladder on an electrical truck.

Both were the sons of Will and Millie (Jones) Overholt of this community and neither had ever married.

The largely attended funeral of Thomas was conducted at the Kempsville Amish Mennonite Church here Sunday, Sept. 18, by Criss Mast, Sol Beiler and Marion Miller. Dinner was served to more than 350 people. The father, who had gone on an investigation trip to Australia, returned home in time for the funeral.

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