Allen Ray Overman

Allen Ray Overman, 83 years old, of Gainesville, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6th , 2020. He was born on March 11, 1937, in Nahunta, North Carolina, to Elmer and Ruth (Sullivan) Overman. Allen’s family grew crops and raised livestock, and he was active in 4-H Club, showing livestock at fairs. He graduated from Nahunta High School in 1955. At NC State University, he obtained a BS degree, then a master’s degree and PhD in Agricultural Engineering. On June 3, 1964, Allen married Deanye Grace Lee. The family moved to Gainesville, Florida, in 1969, where he worked at the University of Florida. Allen and Deanye traveled to North Carolina every year to help their parents and be with family. Dr. Overman was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by wife, Deanye Lee Overman; son, Max Overman, of North Carolina (wife Kimberly Edwards); daughter, Karen McLeod, of Florida (husband Edward McLeod); and grandson, James Dylan Byrd, of Florida. A memorial service will be held in the Nahunta area in 2021. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity. Contact Milam Funeral Home 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361, if you wish to send a card to Deanye and family.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!