Mike Overcash

Michael Terry Overcash, 61, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 28, 2012 at his home. He was born March 16, 1951 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Brady Watson Overcash and Mary Lou Owens Overcash.

Mike was a graduate of South Iredell High School, Class of 69, and earned a two year degree at Mitchell Community College.  On June 2, 1979 he married Deborah Hodges Overcash, who survives. He was a member of Longview Christian Fellowship and was a self employed farmer, and had also served as head of the Brady W. Overcash Trucking Company.

Mike enjoyed working at the Farmers Markets, coaching, talking politics and been a tour guide for the Barn Quilt Tours. He was a founding member of the Rowan-Iredell Citizens for a clean environment (RICE).

In addition to his parents Mike was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth E. Overcash.

Along with his wife, Debbie Hodges Overcash, he is survived by a son, K. Isaac Overcash, a daughter, Abbi Overcash, a sister, Diann O. McGuirt (Bill), of Charlotte, two granddaughters, Liza and Layla Overcash, two brother-in-laws, Denvard Hodges, Jr., and Darren Hodges (Jennifer), two nephews, Brad and Regan McGuirt, one niece, Sara Hodges, and a family friend Scooter.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mike will be conducted 4:00 PM Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Longview Christian Fellowship located at 281 Longview Rd., Statesville with Rev. Steve Perry officiating. The family will visit with friends following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Longview Christian Fellowship, 281 Longview Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Michael Terry Overcash.



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8 Responses to Mike Overcash

  1. Larry Gregory says:

    I was out of town at the time of Mike’s passing. I graduated from South Iredell with Mike. I’m sorry to hear of his passing as we lose more and more classmates. My condolences to the family.

  2. The Bistreich family says:

    Debbie, Abbi and Issac:

    Your Husband and Father was a great life COACH for our children: Lisa and Brian. I will definitely miss Mike who always called me :Yank” I thank him for his fight to protect our community.

    Sheri and I and the entire Bistreich Family wish your family lots of Love and we will be with you in your prayers.

    Thank you all for being our friends for over 26 years.

    Alan, Sheri, Lisa, and Brian Bistreich

  3. Barry Lippad says:

    My sympathy to the family. Mike and I were classmates at South Iredell and have been friends for over 40 years. Great guy, and I am so sorry to hear that he is gone from us but I know that he is enjoying a larger, more beautiful farm that ever could be imagined.

    Barry A. Lippard

  4. Gwen Nenninger says:


    This is the time to remember all the things that made your brother who he was…..
    I know you will miss him very much but keep him close in your heart. I will be
    thinking and praying for your family and hoping that each one can find peace.

    • randy moose says:

      I know yall don’t know me but I’m Steve Benfields step son and I have known Mike most of my life and I can remember chasing cows with him and Brady when I was a young boy and the smile on Mikes faces is one I will never forget my prayers go out to the Overcash family Mike will be missed but never forgotten

  5. Patricia Combs says:

    Debbie, Isaac & Family,
    Although it has been years since I have been around you guys, I remember Mike as always having a smile on his face and always being happy! I was very sorry to hear of his death and extend my deepest sympathy. I know it is difficult to lose someone that you love, but you need to think of him in Heaven in a glorified body.
    Patricia Combs & Family
    Formerly Patricia Perry

  6. Bob/Robert Lomax says:

    I knew the Overcash family all my life and grew up with them in Elmwood. Mike in recent years took an interest in my dad (Robert CLendenin) who lived on Elmwood Road also. He would stop by and talke with him and check to see if he needed anything. Mike stood up for what was right and held his community in high importance. He will never be forgotten for his stand on the rock quarry. Thanks Mike for caring for others before yourself. You will always be remembered by your community. Bob

  7. Pat Brawley Williams says:

    Debbie, Abbi & Issac,
    I graduated high school with Mike and let me tell you what a true gentlemen he was. He was always so kind to everybody, never met a stranger and would laugh and talk to anybody. Our class reunions were always fun and Mike was one of the reasons.
    The world is a better place because of Mike Overcash.
    Make God be with you during this difficult time.

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