Robert Marshall Overstreet

Published 5:24 pm Friday, May 5, 2017

Robert Marshall (Bob) Overstreet, 75, of Fort Deposit passed away in Dallas, Texas, on May 1, 2017. He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in Greenville, Ala., to Emmett Lewis Overstreet and Frances Elizabeth Gibbens Overstreet. He was a graduate of Lowndes County High School and Troy State University majoring in math and physical science. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force Reserve and spent 20 years in the U. S. Army Special Forces Reserve. In his career, Bob worked as a chemist for International Mineral and Chemical Corporation near Bartow, Florida. Later, he worked for 26 years as chief engineer on a tugboat on the Mississippi River, first for ExxonMobil and later for Sea River Maritime.

Bob is survived by his former wife Bonnie Leslie Overstreet of Plant City, Fla.; brother, Bill Overstreet and wife, Sheryl, of Dallas; nephew, Todd Overstreet and wife Becky of Dallas; niece, Leslie Overstreet of San Diego; and great-niece, Addison Overstreet, also of Dallas.

Visitation was held Friday evening May 5, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home, 812 West Commerce Street, Greenville, Ala. The funeral service will be in the chapel of the funeral home at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 6, 2017 with Reverend Trevor Perry officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Fort Deposit.

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