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Richard Arvin Overton

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On May 11, 2016, Overton turned a supercentenarian.[6] Following the dying of Clarence Matthews (born May 1, 1906) on July 22, 2017, Overton turned the oldest residing American man.[20] Overton was hospitalized for pneumonia in December 2018. He was positioned in a rehabilitation heart, the place he died on December 27, 2018, aged 112 years 230 days.[21]

Overton is the topic of a 2016 documentary, Mr. Overton, by which he’s interviewed about his every day routine, ideas on his longevity, and his army service.[15][16] On May 3, 2016, he turned the oldest surviving American veteran after the dying of Frank Levingston.[17][18][19]

During an NBA recreation between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies on March 24, 2017, Overton was honored throughout a half-time break.[14]

Overton gained media consideration in the course of the 2013 Memorial Day weekend when he informed Fox News he would spend his Memorial Day “smoking cigars and ingesting whiskey-stiffened espresso.”[11] Overton had been identified to smoke a few dozen cigars a day. On that very same Memorial Day, Overton met with Texas Governor Rick Perry. Overton was additionally invited to the White House the place he met with President Barack Obama, and to the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the place he was singled out by title for reward by the President.[5][12][13]

Overton labored at native furnishings shops earlier than taking a place with the Texas Department of the Treasury (now a part of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts) in Austin. He was married twice however didn’t have any youngsters.[10]

He served within the South Pacific from 1940 by 1945, together with stops in Hawaii, Guam, Palau, and Iwo Jima. He left the U.S. Army in October 1945 as a technician fifth grade.[9]

Overton enlisted into the U.S. army on September 3, 1940, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.[8]

Overton was born in Bastrop County, Texas,[6] to Gentry Overton, Sr. and Elizabeth Franklin Overton Waters.[7]

Richard Arvin Overton (May 11, 1906 – December 27, 2018) was an American supercentenarian who on the age of 112 years, 230 days was the oldest verified surviving U.S. World War II veteran and oldest man within the United States. He served within the United States Army. In 2013, he was honored by President Barack Obama.[2][3][4][5] He resided in Austin, Texas, from 1945 till his dying in 2018.

(2018-12-27)December 27, 2018
(aged 112 years, 230 days)
Austin, Texas, U.S.

(2018-12-27)December 27, 2018
(aged 112 years, 230 days)
Austin, Texas, U.S.

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