OVERBEY, Edward Hugh, 92, husband of Jackie Ulrich Overbey, died Feb. 28, 2017 at Baptist Health Lexington. Born May 6, 1924 in Highland Park, MI, he was the son of the late Hafford and Grace Morris Overbey. Mr. Overbey was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran and served in ministry his entire life. Mr. Overbey enlisted during WWII and flew 30 missions over Germany. He graduated from Wheaton College in 1952 and then earned his Bachelor of Divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago. He moved his family to Lexington in 1961, where he began his ministry in Kentucky as assistant pastor of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and professor at Lexington Baptist College. Later he founded and pastored South Lexington Baptist Church until the 1990’s. He served as Director and Executive Secretary of Baptist Faith Missions and as Director of the Board for Blue Grass Baptist School from its early days. After retiring from the pastorate, he continued in ministry as an assistant pastor at Heritage Baptist Church where he would remain a member until his death. He is remembered as a man who not only preached the Word, but lived it out in his daily life. On Tuesday, as he entered Heaven’s gates, we’re sure he was greeted by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Survivors other than his wife of 64 years include three of his four children: Martha (Mark) Czecholinski, Goodlettsville, TN, Grace (Clark) Henderson, Hindman, KY, and David Overbey, Lexington, KY; six grandchildren, Ross Overbey, Brad Czecholinski, Laura (Cal) Burchett, Grant Henderson, Tess (Lee) Sharp, Jackie (Deke) Whitaker; four siblings, Dale Overbey, Mary Jane Gibbs, Jimmy Overbey, and Sue Jones. He was preceded in death by a son, Tom Overbey; and three siblings, Kenny Overbey, Don Overbey, and Ruth Darling. Visitation will be held 4-9 pm Fri., March 3, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Sat., Mar. 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Pastor Greg Waltermire. Burial will take place 11 am Mon., March 6 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Baptist Church, Baptist Faith Missions or a charity of choice.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” -John 3:14-17