OVERTON, James Arnold, 59, formerly of North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2009. He is survived by his stepmother, Katherine Overton Warren of Lafayette, Ind.; his son, James Ryan Overton; his daughter, Lindsay O. Hollins; two grandsons, Drew and Brooks Hollins, and many dear friends.
James was born on October 7, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. As an Air Force dependent, he lived all over the United States and Europe. He attended Wiesbaden High School in Germany where he was rated the top left- handed pitcher in Europe and led the Wiesbaden High School team to a European Championship. Later, he graduated from Surrattsville High School in Maryland.
James was an Air Force Reservist and retired from Verizon after over 30 years in telecommuni-cations. Memorial service to be held at the Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, Va. on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VCU Massey Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.