Jerry Bruce Overley
November 3, 1944 - April 2, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Chrissie Overley-Williams
Jan Overley-Hirt
Cindy Messinger
Kurt and Missy Kanable
MargieStivers
Pat Kepler
Shannon Connors and Braylon Gagnon
Mike Overley
Joyce Overley Light a candle
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Jerry Bruce Overley, 76, of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at home. He was born November 3, 1944, in Lafayette, to the late Raymond and Helen (Brand) Overley. Bruce graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1963. After graduation Bruce proudly served in the US Army from 1965 until being honorably discharged…

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Jody and Lorrie Gray left a message on April 12, 2021:
The picture of Bruce was as I knew him, a crooked smile, deep laughter, tan baseball cap and a cup of coffee in his hand or near by. He is greatly missed but we are glad to have had the chance to know him. Julie, Tim, Jan sorry for your loss.
Marilyn Yoder left a message on April 10, 2021:
Dennis & Family, I'm so sorry about Bruce's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your family memories will help you through this difficult time. May God bless you.
Jim Watson left a message on April 10, 2021:
My deepest condolences. He was a good man with subtle wit and an engaging smile. I know he loved his children. May he Rest In Peace Jim Watson,M.D.
Tina Overely-Hilt left a message on April 9, 2021:
Dad, Mike and Dean, So sorry for your loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers.
Tina Overley-Hilt left a message on April 9, 2021:
Julie, Tim. and Jan, So sorry for your loss. Bruce was a wonderful father, husband, brother and uncle. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in the coming days.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Chrissie Overley-Williams left a message on April 9, 2021:
Words can not begin to express how my heart breaks for your family. I loved your dad as my own. I have so many wonderful memories of holidays, working on the farm house and so many others. He was a man of few words but I will never forget his laugh. He was a great husband, father and grandpa. He loved his family dearly. This was evident through all his hard work and sacrifices over the years to provide for his family. He stood by his wife til the end. My life will forever be touched by Bruce and he will always remain in my heart.
Jan Overley-Hirt left a message on April 9, 2021:
Dear Dad, You were the Best Dad us three Children could have had for a Dad!!! You always made sure that what were were learning, we were going to be able to carry on with us through our life. That I was able to teach to my children!! I loved watching you cook in the kitchen. The way you were able to chop things up like a true chef!! Your food ALWAYS turned out Great too. I will miss that!! I am also going to miss the fact that I can NOT just call you on the phone when I have a question anymore. You were the turn to guy when I did not know where else to go. I am going to Really Miss THAT. I LOVE ❤️ YOU more than any words that can be put down on this document, I hope you know or knew that!! I am not glad that you are gone, but I am glad that you are NO longer in pain & suffering!! Give Mom a BIG hug from all of us! Love ❤️ You, Jan
Jan Overley-Hirt left a message on April 9, 2021:
Dear Dad, You were the Best Dad us three Children could have had for a Dad!!! You always made sure that what were were learning, we were going to be able to carry on with us through our life. That I was able to teach to my children!! I loved watching you cook in the kitchen. The way you were able to chop things up like a true chef!! Your food ALWAYS turned out Great too. I will miss that!! I am also going to miss the fact that I can NOT just call you on the phone when I have a question anymore. You were the turn to guy when I did not know where else to go. I am going to Really Miss THAT. I LOVE ❤️ YOU more than any words that can be put down on this document, I hope you know or knew that!! I am not glad that you are gone, but I am glad that you are NO longer in pain & suffering!! Give Mom a BIG hug from all of us! Love ❤️ You, Jan
Jan Overley-Hirt left a message on April 8, 2021:
In memory of Jerry Bruce Overley, Jan Overley-Hirt lit a candle
Peggy Hurt left a message on April 8, 2021:
Jules, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, I remember him as a nice guy in high school. The loss of a parent is hard, I'm glad you had him in your life for as long as you did. I lost my father when I was 24, he didn't get to know any of his grandchildren and they didn't get to know him and how special a man that he was. I will pray for you and your family.
Cindy Messinger left a message on April 8, 2021:
Dear Jan- I am so saddened and deeply sorry for you and your family for the loss of your Dad. I hope the happiest of memories will help console your heart, for there you are never far apart. He will always be in your heart along with your Mom. I am happy I got to see him a couple years ago when I was in IN - I hadn't seen him in years since we were younger. I remember him listening to music in your family room! Lots of Love dear friend...
Kurt and Missy Kanable left a message on April 8, 2021:
Bruce was a man of few words, but his words he spoke were wise and honest. I know he will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Max & Barb Wise left a message on April 8, 2021:
A long time friend, a coworker for many years and a special dad to you........gone but not forgotten. Our thoughts are with you.
MargieStivers left a message on April 7, 2021:
Iknow you were part of the Stivers family. Remember you from school and in life.You were always a good man to me. Rest in the Lords sanctuary.
Jennifer Parks left a message on April 7, 2021:
I worked with Bruce at Purdue he was the best maintenance man we had and was like a second dad to me. He will be missed
Pat Kepler left a message on April 7, 2021:
Dennis and family, I’m sorry for your loss. Know many thoughts are with you during your time of need. I care.
Shannon Connors and Braylon Gagnon left a message on April 6, 2021:
Julie, our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Greg and Pam Stiles left a message on April 6, 2021:
We are sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love to you and your family!!
Barney & Stephanie Scheumann left a message on April 6, 2021:
Lots of love to you Julie! We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you! love Barn & Steph
Mike Overley left a message on April 6, 2021:
In memory of Jerry Bruce Overley, Mike Overley lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mike Overley left a message on April 6, 2021:
In memory of a wonderful brother: Bruce is the guy that helped me realize not everything in life will be perfect. So, be grateful for the good stuff and work around the bad. I'm grateful he is my brother and I'll have to work around the fact that he left me early. He will join my memories and stories with mom and dad in that grateful place. He will be greatly missed!
Joyce Overley left a message on April 6, 2021:
In memory of Jerry Bruce Overley, Joyce Overley lit a candle
Joyce Overley left a message on April 6, 2021:
Bruce will be greatly missed! I will especially miss the wonderful humor he had. He made me laugh every time I talked to him!! Special prayers go out to the entire family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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