Herbert George Overstreet, age 78, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Herb and his twin brother, Harold, were born June 15, 1930, at Liberal, Missouri, to Charles L. and Frona (Coy) Overstreet.  On December 21, 1951, at Lamar, Herb married Ruth Nadine Bennett and they have made their home in Lamar for many years.  Herb entered the U.S. Army in 1952, serving in Japan during the Korean War.  Returning home, he worked in telecommunications construction for Frank Horton Engineering for several years, was a farm equipment mechanic for S & H Farm Supply in Lockwood for many years, and retired from Thorco in Lamar in 1996.  Herb enjoyed camping, fishing, and any activity that could be shared with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a member of Oakton United Methodist Church where he was active in the Golden Agers group.


     Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nadine, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Herb & Connie Overstreet, Lamar, Harold & Jane Overstreet, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bradley & Rhonda Overstreet, Lamar, Greg & Belinda Overstreet, Carthage; a brother, Charles & wife Alice Overstreet, Carthage; 11 grandchildren, Jamie & wife Melissa Overstreet and Bryan & wife Denise Overstreet, all of Lamar, Ashley Overstreet, Dayton, Ohio, Caleb & wife Heather Overstreet, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cooper Overstreet, Seattle, Washington, Brenda Overstreet, Lamar, Carina Overstreet, Colorado Springs, Jordan Overstreet, Springfield, Missouri, Gregory Overstreet, Carthage, Chasity & husband Justin Anderson, Carthage, and Crystal Hood, Carthage; and 10 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kyler, Kolin, Kase, Krissy, Kiley, Josiah, Kirsalyn, Kauldin, and Jayston.  Herb was preceded in death by a son, John Wayne Overstreet and three brothers, Harold, Melvin, and Ralph Overstreet.


     A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10th at Oakton Cemetery with Pastor Kent Garfield officiating.


     The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakton United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.