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1946 Charles 2022

Charles Rodney Overman

February 19, 1946 — March 11, 2022

Rodney Overman, Sr.
1946 - 2022

Gastonia – Charles Rodney Overman, Sr., 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born in Gaston County on February 19, 1946, to the late Jack Overman, Sr. and Lillie Buckner Overman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Jean Overman, and a brother, Vick Overman.

Rodney graduated High School and went to work for Craig Dodge for 20 years. After leaving Craig Dodge he went to work for Freightliner, Mt. Holly Plant, where he worked for 28+years before retiring. Rodney loved his family, especially his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. He was a good-hearted man who would help anyone who needed it. Rodney always thought of others; what you saw is what you got. He never met a stranger; he would talk to everybody he encountered. Rodney loved to tell jokes at any opportunity he could. He enjoyed going to races and loved his cars old and new; he was a car fanatic for sure. Rodney had a lot of friends; his best friend Robert Craft was by his side through it all.

Left to cherish Rodney's memories is his son, Charles Rodney Overman, Jr.; grandchildren, Jasmine Overman, Malaysa Berry, and Lauren Overman; great-grandchildren, Arianna Shipp, Elizabeth, and T.J. Williams; brother, Jack Overman, Jr. (Sandy); sisters, Brenda Self and Linda Cochran; his best friend, Robert Craft and many other wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel of Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Lawing officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Craft, Mike Kelly, Larry Wooten, Charlie Jackson, Norman Davenport, and Johnny Campbell. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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