Patrolman Richard A. Overbee Sr. (1929-2019)


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Patrolman Richard A. Overbee Sr.

Richard was born April 21, 1929 in Beattyville, Kentucky to Audie, a carpenter, and Grace (Caudill) Lucas.

He joined the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War.

He then joined the Norwood Police Department as a patrolman.

Later, he took a position at Crosley Broadcasting.  Then, he started a landscaping company. Still later, he joined the Cincinnati Post and then the Cincinnati Enquirer as a district circulation manager; from which he finally retired.

Patrolman Overbee was a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio.  He died peacefully with his daughter and granddaughter at his side, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Bonnie G. (Anderson) Overbee (2006); children, Brenda Carol Overbee (1949) and Nancie Lynn Overbee (2018); and brother-in-law, Virgil Combs.  Patrolman Overbee is survived by his children, Richard A. Overbee, Jr., Joe Overbee, Philip Overbee, Karen (James) Taylor; stepchildren, Sandra Peel; grandchildren, Jacqueline Corwin, Dr. Laura (Alison) Taylor, Joshua Hampton, Jenny Hampton, Shane Walsh, Vicki (Steve) Drury, Brian Peel, Raymond Overbee, Larry Overbee, Kyle Overbee, Devry Overbee, and Greg Combs; thirteen great-grandchildren, and sister, Drusha Combs (the late Virgil).

Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home in Milford.  Services will immediately follow.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Richard Overbee to The Ohio Veterans Home 2003 Veterans Blvd. Georgetown, OH 45121 or Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash.


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