Ernest Leonard Overby, Jr. age 76 of Ringgold, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, May 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Boynton Baptist Church. Ernest served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War before retiring from Signal Machine after more than 34 yrs. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and Christian, who will be greatly missed. Ernest was preceded in death by the love of his life, Joyce Geraldine Overby, parents; Ernest Leonard Overby, Sr. and Veronica Mary Moore Smith, daughter; Cynthia Joyce Overby, granddaughter; Brittany Marie Overby and sisters; Gloria Kent, Teresa Marshall and Betty Holloway. He is survived by his loving children, Ernest Leonard (Deena) Overby, III and Betty Jo Overby (Anthony) Morgan, grandchildren; Michael (Robyn) Bean, Joseph (Kara) Bean, Casey Pritchett, Jessica (Elijah) Brown, Alexis Morgan, Josh (Ashton) Stone and Eric (Taylor) Stone, great grandchildren, Zaine, Kiley, Chandler and Sutton, and several nieces and nephews. The family will have a service on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the funeral home, with Pastor Keith McLeod officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. A family visitation will be held on Monday & Tuesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook at
Ernest Leonard Overby Jr.
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