Chad Overholtzer Death, Obituary – Chad Devin “Mr.O” Overholtzer, who resided in Anniston and passed away when he was 58 years old, will be honored with a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at twelve o’clock noon. The Harvest Church of God in Golden Springs is going to be the location of the service. Reverend W.H. Ford, Bishop Jerry Irwin, and Pastor Don Maddox will preside over the ceremony, respectively. The family will have a reception for their friends and relatives at the church for the hour leading up to the start of the ceremony.
A memorial service will be conducted at the cemetery at Jacksonville’s Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon. In the early morning hours of Friday, August 25, 2023, Chad passed away while he was a patient at the UAB Hospital. Before he did, his sister Kara Overholtzer, his brother Michael Overholtzer, and his father-in-law A.D. Mitchell all passed away. He is the only member of his direct family that is still alive today.
The children under his care affectionately referred to him as “Mr. O,” and he was a native of Gadsden. On the other hand, he had been a resident of Anniston for the better part of his adult life. After completing his undergraduate studies at Auburn University, where he earned degrees in Chemistry and History, he went on to complete his graduate studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he received a Master of Science degree in Chemistry.
Between the high schools of Talladega and Oxford, he was a teacher for a total of thirty years, during which time he was responsible for instructing students in chemistry and other scientific topics. He was very involved in the Harvest Church of God, serving as the church’s bookkeeper and teaching several programs at the Sunday school level. Chad has achieved the degree of senior purple belt in the martial art of taekwondo.
His zeal for learning and his instinctive ability to guide the lives of others had a huge impact not just on the world at large but also on the lives of his family, specifically his wife and his children. He learned a variety of trades from his father, including building, plumbing, and electrical work, as well as roofing and painting. Some of Chad’s favorite interests included the making of stained glass panels, carving wood, refinishing furniture, playing music, and painting. He also enjoyed sailing and sailing boats.
Chad is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years, Lesa Overholtzer; his children, Connor Overholtzer, Ethan Overholtzer, and Olivia Overholtzer; his parents, Fred and Barbara Overholtzer; his brother Jon Overholtzer and his wife Nancy; his mother-in-law, Linda Mitchell; his sister-in-law, Angie Gross; his nephew, Hunter Gross; and a number of other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Donations can be sent in his honor to the Harvest Church of God, which is located at 520 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, Alabama 36207. The zip code for this location is 36207. These can be offered in place of flowers as a gesture of appreciation.