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Roy Wayne "Bill" Overton

November 11, 1938 March 5, 2019
Roy Wayne "Bill" Overton
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Obituary for Roy Wayne "Bill" Overton


Roy Wayne “Bill” Overton, age 80, of Mattoon passed away after a brief illness with cancer at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mattoon Healthcare.

An informal gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Burgess Osborne Auditorium at 1701 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bill was born on November 11, 1938 in Lerna the son of Glen and Eunice (Morgan) Overton. He married Marsha Mae Pierce on March 22, 1964. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage together. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Troy (Shelia) Overton of Mattoon and Doug (Marisa) Overton of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Trey, Triston, Saige, Tucker and Macy Overton; brothers, Max Overton, and Jerry (Jackie) Overton; sister-in-law Pam Overton; numerous nieces and nephews, and his “grand dogs” Ozzy and L.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Gene, Carrol “Bud” and Lyle Overton, and sisters Illa Mae Overton and Eileen Hopper.

Bill served honorably in The United States National Guard. In his younger years, he enjoyed restoring antique Ford cars. Later in life, he enjoyed going to car shows with his buddies. Bill was a very hard worker and very handy. He started out driving a grain truck and later worked for Rose City Express and later Service Transportation Lines. Bill went on to start Roy W. Overton Trucking Company. He owned and operated the company for over 30 years. Upon selling Roy Overton Trucking in 2012, Bill started another truck line,
R-M-O Express, LLC which still operates today.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to The SBL Regional Cancer Center 1000 Health Center Drive or to The Coles County Animal Shelter 6818 N County Road Mattoon, Illinois 61938. Online condolences may be expressed at or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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