Richard Boggess Overmyer, 77, was born at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey to Helen and James Overmyer. His childhood years were spent in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
His family moved to Florida in 1957. Dick graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School and went on to the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He met his wife, Laura, on a blind date. They have been happily married for 54 years.
He is survived by his wife, their two children, Richard Overmyer and Heather Overmyer, and his cousins, Judy Fountain (Nick) and Bill Criss (Judy).
Dick joined the FBI in 1969 and served with distinction until his retirement in 2000. He loved saying that he had been an agent through five decades! His assignments included Quantico, VA; Jackson,MS; Greenwood, MS; Detroit, MI; Flint, MI; Washington DC Language School; San Juan, PR and Miami, FL. During the course of his career, he was awarded the Attorney General’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer (OLEO) Award four different times.
Dick was always active in the community, coaching his son’s baseball and soccer teams, acting as treasurer for his daughter’s traveling gymnastics team, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Gregory church, taking communion to the sick in the hospital and volunteering for the church’s homeless projects. He lettered in tennis at the University of Florida and continued to play for most of his life.
After retiring, he spent some time working on his golf game. Dick and Laura traveled extensively, enjoying the culture and traditions of the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s association.
You are invited to join the family as they remember Dick's life in the Celebration of Mass on Monday, May 1, 2023, 11:00AM, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.