JACKSONVILLE - Richard Overington, 93, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at his residence.
A visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Burial services will be private per family request.
Richard was a veteran of three wars: World War II (USN), Korea (USMC), and Vietnam (USMC). He was awarded three Purple Hearts for combat-related wounds and was intensely proud of his March 2009 designation as a “Hard Core Warrior” in a Proclamation issued by the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.
“You as a Hardcore Warrior, not only stepped forward and answered our Nation’s call during World War II, which was significant in its own right, but you brought your skills and leadership forward when you answered our Nation’s subsequent calls to arms during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts as well.”
For years following his service in the military, Richard worked as a machinist for the Stanadyne Corporation in Jacksonville before retiring.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lucille McAleer Overington of the home; children, Lee Overington (Apex), Lori Overington (Raleigh), Keith Overington (Jacksonville), Kevin Overington (Jacksonville), Craig Overington (Jacksonville), Curt Overington (Roanoke) and Sean Overington (Raleigh); grandchildren, Aaron Overington (Durham), Brian Overington (Durham), Allison Overington (Durham), Justin Overington (Durham), Evan Overington (Durham), Amy Overington (St. Louis), Michelle Overington (Durham), Brian Overington (CA) and Ian Overington (Roanoke); and his great-grandchildren, Liam Overington (Durham), Filomena Overington (Durham), Esme Overington (Durham) and Lydia Overington (St. Louis).