This native of Willacoochee, Georgia, was a graduate of the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Douglas, Georgia. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served with the Navy Department in Washington, D.C., during World War 1. After his military career, he returned to Douglas and taught college mathematics before relocating in Hinesville.
He was principal of Bradwell Institute from 1920 to 1941. During World War II he was employed at Camp Stewart, Georgia, and from 1948 to 1960 he was employed by the Georgia State Health Department in Long, Liberty, Wayne, and Bryan counties.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hinesville, and was the first chairman of the planning commission of the City of Hinesville. He filled all offices of Hinesville Lodge No. 269, Knights of Pythias, and was a member of Hinesville Lodge No. 271, Free and Accepted Masons, for more than 55 years.
He married Cynthia Kitchen, an elementary school teacher at Bradwell Institute, and their children were John T. Overman and Kathryn Overman Scott. He was coach of the boys and girls basketball teams at Bradwell Institute from 1926 to 1941.
From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Appendix Number 33, Page(s) 186; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office