William Bruce Overstreet


December 29, 2013

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William Bruce Overstreet, Jr., 92 of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2013.

He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Bill was a highly decorated combat veteran with the 357th Fighter Group. One of his favorite awards was the French Legion of Honor which was presented to him.

After the war, he began his career in Roanoke as a CPA in his own practice. Bill was active in several charitable organizations, both locally and nationally. He was a member of The Businessmen’s Club and the Big Lick Breakfast Club, whose members will be honorary pallbearers at the grave.

He will truly be remembered as an honorable and generous individual to his family and country. Bill was a native of Clifton Forge, the son of the late William B. and Gertrude Taylor Overstreet. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nita Brackens Overstreet; and two sisters, Bernice Overstreet Meiselman, of Alexandria, and Melvene Overstreet Marks, of Rocky Mount, NC.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday from Second Presbyterian Church, with interment taking place beforehand at 1 PM from Evergreen Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to The Salvation Army or to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM Friday from Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel. On-line condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.