Carlos W. Overfield – known to his friends and family as “Pete” –, 56, of Williford, Arkansas died after a prolonged illness on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
He was born the son of Cecil and Rosa Overfield on October 9, 1959.
Pete worked for Dowell trucking for years and enjoyed life out on the road with his driving partner, who also happened to be his wife. He had a rough and gruff exterior but in reality he had a tender heart as evidenced by his love for his wife, his family and his cats.
He was an avid collector of baseball cards, baseball bats and loved the Chicago Bears. Pete also gave nicknames to those he was fond of…. He fondly called his mother “wuss”. They had such a special relationship and would talk for hours upon hours. He enjoyed a good chat with his dad – about nothing in particular. Pops got a kick out of Pete’s antics often saying: “…that could ONLY happen to Pete.”
Pete regularly attended local auctions and always bought way too much. He was never one to pass up on a “good dool”. His love of Harley Davidson motorcycles was well known and family and friends would bring him Harley Davidson shirt from all over the world. Those shirts were the core of his wardrobe but only after he customized the shirts by cutting the sleeves off. His regular attire was a cut up Harley T-shirt, overalls and a dew rag. Pete also loved to fish. He and his son, James, worked many hours on their boat and he looked forward to many trips out on the water with his son.
Pete’s favorite song was “Born to Be Wild” and indeed he was.
The family envisions a scenario where Pops is kicked back in his chair watching Pete and Tequila riding by on their Harley taking a tour of the glories of Heaven – all with big smiles on their faces.
Ride on, brother!!!!! You will be missed.
Pete is preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Lynn “Tequila” Freeman, and his father, Cecil Overfield, who just passed on June 2, 2015.
He is survived his mother, Rosa Overfield; son James Edward Overfield; granddaughter Dinah Nicole; two brothers Kenneth William and Thomas Edward Sr.; sister Pamela Jo; nephews,Thomas Edward Jr. and Robert Grant, all of whom love him dearly.
Gravesite services from Carlos W. “Pete” Overfield, 55, of Glencoe, AR, will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Lawn Ridge Cemetery, north of Memphis in Scotland County. Officiating the service will be Dan Hite, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Memphis. The ashes of his wife, Tequila, will be placed alongside her husband, Pete, so they can share in their final resting place together.