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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Saturday February 26th, 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Sunday February 27th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Sunday February 27th, 2022

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James Robert Overmyer

James Robert Overmyer of Payne, Ohio passed away Sunday February 20, 2022 at the Vancrest Nursing Home after a two year battle with melanoma.

Jim was born to Robert & Elizabeth (Strouse) Overmyer in Mt.Vernon, Ohio on March 18, 1938. He was raised with siblings Carol (Burley), John Overmyer, and Jay Overmyer on the family farm in rural Payne. In his youth, he was a 4-H member and loved playing any kind of sport.  After graduating from the Payne High School with the Class of 1957, he proudly served in  the US Army for two years. He especially enjoyed his involvement with the US Army Sport Parachute Team.

In 1963 he married Carole (Wood) Overmyer.  Jim was employed by International Harvester/Navistar, retiring in 2000.  He was also a Harrison Township Trustee for 31 years. In retirement, he enjoyed his Jack Russell dog, Jessie, helping on the farm and watching his grandchildren at their various sporting events. 

Jim had a special heart for veterans and was an active member of the Payne American Legion Post 297,  most recently arranging Military Honors for departed veterans.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Dawn (Eric) Cook, Wade (Holly) Overmyer and Krista (Brad) Volk and grandchildren Eli & Tanner Cook, Hannah, Libby, and Patrick Overmyer and Campbell Volk.

Viewing is Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 2 pm to 6 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

His funeral service is 2 PM , with viewing one hour prior on Sunday, February 27th at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, with military honors accorded.

He will be laid to rest at Wiltsie Cemetery.

Memorials are to Payne American Legion PO Box 458, Payne, Ohio 45880.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com




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Denise (Overmyer)Culbertson Mar 4 2022 3:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Overmyer

Ernie & Linda Farris Feb 28 2022 10:33 AM

Dawn so very sorry to hear about your dad .Kirk and I were gone last week,you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏

Kirk and Carla Gaisford Feb 27 2022 1:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Overmyer

Jim and Shirley Long Feb 26 2022 4:33 PM

Dear Dawn, Wade and Krista, Thinking Of all of you as you go through this hard time. But you know Jim is at peace and that he is with your mom. We cherish a lot of memories and thoughts of good times. With love Warren Bissell family

Diane Bissell Feb 26 2022 4:04 PM

Dawn, Wade and Krista,
Memories that seem like yesterday, yet so many years ago. Jim and Carol were such special people and it is hard to think of them not " being there".
May God give you comfort as you mourn Jim's passing and then grant you His loving peace.

Joyce and Keith West Feb 26 2022 12:26 PM

Dawn, Wade, and Krista,

Thinking of you while yous ay goodbye to your dad. I have so many memories and will always laugh out loud a little when I think of that road trip to a ball game in St. Henry with Jim driving that red and white van, Marv instigating, and dad spitting his teeth out laughing at something and your dad having to pull over, head on the steering wheel, crying with laughter. I think somebody might have peed a little laughing so hard. Lots of good memories.

Keeping you all in my thoughts,


Corky Zimmerman Feb 26 2022 8:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Overmyer

Corky Zimmerman Feb 26 2022 8:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Overmyer

Vern and Carolyn Laukhuf Feb 25 2022 9:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Overmyer

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