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Wayne Robert Overton


Wayne Robert Overton Jr., 85, a resident of Durham, NC, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at his home.

Wayne was born on July 3, 1936, in Granville County (Oxford, NC), to the late Wayne Robert Overton, Sr., and the late Ida Knight Overton. He was a 1957 graduate of Oxford High School. He soon became a loving father to his one and only daughter, Donna, and a hard-working man until his retirement. He was a big Nascar fan, he loved the History channel, reading and researching things, and catching up on the daily news and weather. Wayne became a single father following a divorce, when his daughter became 5 years old. He raised his only daughter, Donna, and was a loving, caring father, a great teacher and always stern in his life lessons, yet always remained the apple of his daughter’s eye – she was and has always been a daddy’s girl. Just as he has loved, raised, and has been there for his daughter, she reciprocated that same love and care. Around 6 years ago, she brought her dad into her home to ensure that he was taken care of in his elder age, where he remained until he departed this life. Wayne is very much loved and missed by his family. He will always be “Na-naddy” to his granddaughter, who loves and misses her grandpa dearly.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery.

Wayne is survived by his only daughter, Donna Overton Harris (Thedford Harris) of the home; his only granddaughter, Kiesha Overton of Raleigh, NC, and two great grandchildren, Christopher Overton and Tatianna Hargrove, both of Raleigh, NC. Not to ever forget, cherished, close family friend, Rachel Evans of Henderson, NC.

A public viewing will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Flowers are kindly accepted.


  • Jimesha Kent-Greene Posted October 1, 2021 12:17 pm

    Words fail to express my deep sorrow for Grand-daddy’s passing. Wishing the entire Overton Family strength and comfort through this difficult time. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4”

  • Ben Currin Posted October 2, 2021 12:12 am

    Great Father/Daughter love story!!! May Mr. Overton rest in peace!!!!!! There is a special place in Heaven for Wayne & Donna!

  • Sylvia Baskerville Posted October 3, 2021 5:33 pm

    Send my Condolences to you and your family Wayne was a friend as I was his caregiver for many years I enjoy being around Wayne he always greeted me with a smile I LOVE you Wayne Rest in Peace

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