Elmer Overacker, 89 of Tulare, California passed away on Saturday December 1, 2012 in Visalia, California surrounded by his loving family.
Elmer was born in Indio, California on October 16, 1923 to Willie and Edna Overacker. His family moved to Visalia when he was a small child and he attended Outside Creek Elementary. On June 24, 1944 Elmer entered the United States Army and served until April 22, 1946 during World War II. During that time he earned a Purple Heart, Philippine Libration Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. On December 13, 1947 Elmer married Nora Samantha Wright in Las Vegas, Nevada and they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Nora preceded him in death on August 21, 2005. Elmer worked for many years as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Kings and Tulare counties. He retired in 2007 after working for his son, Ron, for 16 years at Structures Plus in Tulare. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Elmer was preceded in death by his five brothers and four sisters. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Elmer leaves to cherish his memory, three children, Ron Overacker and wife, Pam of Visalia, Marvin Overacker and wife, Mary of Visalia and Patricia Turner and husband, Phil of Tulare; eight grandchildren, Ron Overacker and wife, Sarah, Jeff Overacker and wife, Marcie and Marcus Overacker and wife, Dava, Jenny Turner, and Sara McBride and husband, Andrew, James Byrd and wife, Laura, Tracy Gregory and husband, Gregory, and Trudy Burkdoll; twelve great grandchildren, Evie, Kiley, Ethan, Caleb, Cody, Hillary, Zachary, James, Christopher, Nycholas, Britney, Cortney, and one on the way named Chloe and many extended family members.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses who provided the wonderful compassionate care to Mr. Overacker during his stay at Linwood Meadows.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the North Tulare Cemetery in Tulare, CA.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.