Gov. Greg Abbott speaking at Richard Overton's funeral - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Gov. Greg Abbott speaking at Richard Overton's funeral

In this March 2017, file photo, Richard Overton leaves the court after a special presentation honoring him as the oldest living U.S. war veteran at an NBA basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) In this March 2017, file photo, Richard Overton leaves the court after a special presentation honoring him as the oldest living U.S. war veteran at an NBA basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Richard Overton at his home in Austin, Texas with DPS trooper Kevin Lashlee. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety) Richard Overton at his home in Austin, Texas with DPS trooper Kevin Lashlee. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)
AUSTIN, TX (KXXV) -

Gov. Greg Abbott will be attending the funeral of Richard Overton on Saturday.

According to KXAN, Gov. Abbott will be joined by General John Murray of Army Futures Command, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and a member of Veterans’ Affairs. They will all be speaking at the funeral.

Overton died on Dec. 27 of pneumonia at a rehab facility in Austin.

He was 112 years old. 

A public viewing is set to be held on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

The funeral will take place at Shoreline Church at 11 a.m., he will then be buried at Texas State Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Overton will be buried next to his cousin, Volma Overton Sr., and will be honored with a 21-gun salute.

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