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Obituary: Raymond D. Overstreet, 68, Casey Co., KY

His grand personality, personal charm, oratory,and political skills left a huge imprint on the lives of the citizens of Kentucky. He was a statesman, lawyer, a U.S. Marine, and State Representative for 22 years. His district at one time included Adair Co., KY, as well as Casey Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty, KY, and a Mason. He was on the Board of Directors of Monticello Banking Co., and was a Kentucky Colonel.
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Raymond D. Overstreet of Liberty, KY, died Sunday January 9, 2011, at the Casey County Hospital, Liberty, KY.

Funeral services will be 2pmET/1pmCT, Friday January 14, 2011 at Liberty First Baptist Church, 300 Hustonville ST, Liberty, KY (MAP) by Bro. Jimmy Brown. Visitation will be Thursday, January13, 2011, from 6-9pmET/5-8pmCT, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville ST, LIberty, KY, with a Masonic Service at 7pmET/6pmCT, and visitation continuing Friday at the church after 8amET/7amCT, until funeral service.Burial will be at Casey County Memorial Gardens, Memory DR, Liberty, KY (MAP) with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad.

Pallbearers will be Austin Wilkins, Roberts Wilkins, Vance True, Stephon True, Craig Overstreet and Jeff Overstreet.

Honorary pallbearers will be Murrell Burton, Ray Overstreet, Don Byrom, David McKinney, Russell Overstreet, Walter Ashby and James Ashby.

Raymond Overstreet, Casey Co., KY (1942-2011)

Born in Casey County on Thursday, December 3, 1942 , he was the son of the late Roy Lee and Clyda Hatfield Overstreet. He died Sunday, January 9, 2011, in Liberty, Casey Co., KY, at the age of 68 years, 1 month, and 6 days.

He was an attorney for 39 years and State Representative for 22 years.

He was a member of Liberty First Baptist Church, the Craftsman Masonic Lodge# 722, and the Kentucky Bar Association.

He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a U. S. Marine Corps veteran, and served on the Board of Directors of Monticello Bank.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ashby Overstreet of Liberty, KY, and the following:
  • A daughter: Shawnna and (Robert) Wilkins of Liberty, KY

  • A grandson: Austin Robert Wilkins

  • A brother, Russell Overstreet of Liberty, KY

  • Four sisters: Geneva Hagy of Ohio, Ethel Johnson of Lincoln Co., KY; Ruth Anderson of Mississippi, and Lecta Tucker of Mississippi
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Overstreet; and two sisters, Nellie Emerson and Montie Tarter.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY.

McKinney Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville ST, Liberty, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Remembering Rep. Raymond D. Overstreet (1942-2011)

2011-01-10 . Photo courtesy McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
752 Campbellsville ST, Liberty, KY

Rep. Raymond D. Overstreet, Liberty, KY (1942-2011)

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