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Dwight Wayne Overby

November 26, 1943 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 75)

     Reverend Dwight Wayne Overby, 75, of Rocky Point passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019.

     He was a 2007 retiree of General Electric having worked in the Nuclear and Aircraft divisions respectively for a total of 31 years. Reverend Overby was formerly employed with Bellamy Drug Company in Wilmington for 12 years. He was a 1962 graduate of Erwin High School where he was a member of the math and science club. Reverend Overby attended Southeastern Community College. As an ordained Baptist Pastor, Reverend Overby preached The Gospel of Jesus Christ since 1979, having pastored Park Avenue Baptist Church in Wilmington, Bear Branch Baptist Church in Currie, interim Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Leland, and  Bethlehem Baptist Church near Currie for seven years.

     Dwight was a hardworking, loving, dedicated husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Kay Trump Overby of the home; his beloved daughter, Tracey Overby Garner and husband, Mark of Rocky Point; his brother, Harold Hayes and wife, Carolyn of Rocky Point. He is also survived by his sister in law, Judy Trump Johnson of Erwin; his brothers-in-law, Ricky Trump and his wife, Carol of Delco and Larry and wife, Patty Mason of Winnabow; and his beloved grand dog, Sammy.

     He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Hayes and stepfather, Henry Hampton Hayes; his father, Johnny Rombola; his brother, Barry Hayes; his twin granddaughters, Hannah and Faith Garner; and his grandmother, Erma Bowling, who raised him in the admonition of The Lord.

     Dwight loved to work on lawnmowers, read, garden, and had a deep love for his family. Dwight’s abiding faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was evidenced in his daily life.    

    The family will receive friends 2 until 3:00 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Riley's Creek Baptist Church, 19845 NC Hwy NC 210, Rocky Point, followed by funeral service at 3 O'clock conducted by The Rev. Dr. J. D. Herchenhahn and The Reverend David Bays.

     Burial will follow in Riley's Creek Memorial Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Steve Hayes, Ryan Hayes, Hampton Hayes, Brad Hayes, Ozzie Espenosia, and Cody Mason. Honorary bearers will be Ted Brown, Dannie Rivenbark, Steve Coleman, James Davis, and Junior Lewis.

     The family wishes to thank the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice, especially Felicia James and Joyce Messick for their outstanding care.

     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

     Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall or Guestbook.     

     Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.


Donations may be made to:

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401

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