James Paul Overla, 72, of Rockwell passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born May 3, 1944 in Alma, Mich., James was a member of the 6th Armored Calvary. He worked as a mechanic at Agner Amoco in Spencer as well as Sims Auto. He retired from Carolina Stalite. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Butler. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Amy Overla of Salisbury, Amber Beaver (Chris) of Rockwell, Shelton Eagle (Sharon) of Salisbury, Sharon Stokes (Eric) of Rockwell and Jimmy Lee Eagle II; and grandchildren, Jimmy Lee Eagle III, Jeremy Eagle, Alisa Eagle, Crystal Eagle, Bridget Beaver, Jody Beaver, Hannah Beaver, Kala Beaver, Katlin Shuping and Brianna Shuping. Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at West Park Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Sechrist officiating. West Park Baptist Church is located at 715 West Park Drive, Rockwell, NC 28138. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Overla family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com .
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