Floyd M. Overton, Jr.


Obituary Notice

Floyd M. Overton, Jr., 80, of Little Rock passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2004. He was born in Little Rock, the beloved son of Ivah and Floyd M. Overton, Sr. Floyd was a 1941 graduate of Little Rock High School (now Central High). He was very active and successfully involved in sports. He played for the St. Louis Browns and always treasured his baseball glove. He was a Demolay and a member of the Pulaski Heights Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

The U.S. Navy transported him to San Diego where he stayed until he returned to Little Rock in June, 2002. His parents eventually moved to San Diego to be close to him, returning here upon death to be buried in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Floyd attended Little Rock Jr. College and received a degree from Arkansas Law School. He completed his college degree at San Diego State University and also continued with law school receiving a doctorate of law degree from Western State School of Law in California. He worked as a volunteer for the Area Agency on Aging helping seniors of San Diego County. 

He was a great comedian and entertained seniors in nursing homes and at senior centers. He was treasurer for the El Cajon/La Mesa AARP and served as the Master of Ceremonies for the San Diego AARP Rally Days in Balboa Park. As a comedian, he was known as "Buddy Southern". Until three years ago he was active in Senior Bowling League. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers for close to 50 years.

Floyd always was a loyal Little Rock High Tiger. He returned for many high school reunions where he enjoyed taking pictures of the attendees. His Little Rock friends remember him for his singing, dancing and piano playing. He was an extremely versatile person.

Floyd will be missed by his surviving wife, Eleanore, of 39 years and his first cousin, A.J. Smokey Stover. 

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Park. 



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