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Official Obituary of

Joseph Brann Overby

January 4, 1947 ~ February 20, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Joseph Overby Obituary

JOSEPH BRANN “JOE” OVERBY, age 76, of 804 Frank Street, Roxboro, NC died Monday night, February 20, 2023 at his home.


Mr. Overby was born January 4, 1947 in Halifax County, VA, son of the late Clarence Cornelius & Rachel Edna Howerton Overby and was husband of 9 years to Patsy Bowes Overby who survives.  He was retired from Lewis Metal Works, was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the US Army where he served in Vietnam.


Joe enjoyed working on antique cars, going to car shows, fishing, hunting, and softball.


Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Lisa Michelle Johnson & husband, Jason, Bobby Joe Overby, three granddaughters, Dixie Carter Overby, Sierra Hope Johnson, Katelyn Elizabeth Johnson, two sisters, Becky Parker & husband, Rufus, Ruth Nelson & husband, Charles, pet dog, Bo-Bo, special friends, Danny & Debbie Gravitte, and a host of nieces & nephews.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Overby is preceded in death by a sister, Esther Overby.


Graveside Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2023 in the Burchwood Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Talley officiating.  The family will receive friends and guests at the home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club c/o Peyton Humphries, 365 Dick Holeman Road, Timberlake, NC 27583 or the Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake, 522 Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27705 or the Halifax South Boston Dixie Softball League, P.O. Box 272, South Boston, VA 24592. 


Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Burchwood Cemetery
Old Durham Road
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573


Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club
c/o Peyton Humphries, 365 Dick Holeman Road, Timberlake NC 27583

Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake
522 Alexander Drive, Durham NC 27705

Halifax South Boston Dixie Softball League
P.O. Box 272, South Boston VA 24592


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