Saturday, August 6, 2022

 Gary L. Overstreet

Gary L. Overstreet was born on May 3, 1954 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to the late Dennis and the late Rita Overstreet. He passed away on July 31, 2022 at the age of 68 in Cadillac, Michigan. His family was by his side when he passed away peacefully.

Gary is survived by children: Gary (Barbara) Overstreet and Cheryl (Marc) Brideau; grandchildren: Utonia (Ryan Kellogg) Overstreet, Wendi (Lucas) Poster, Gary M. Overstreet, Steven Brideau, Brandon (Adra Ringdahl) Brideau, Johnathan (Emily DiLucia) Brideau, Asthon Brideau, and Adam Brideau; great grandchildren: Mackenzie Poster, Kyle Poster, Gracie Poster, and Liam Poster; siblings: Jack Overstreet, Mary Ann (the late Barney) Czajkowski, Vickie (Dave) Troup-Thigpen, Kenneth (the late Pam) Overstreet, and Denise (Larry) Webb. Gary is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his 2 goats and 6 chickens.

Gary was a proud retiree from American Ring Manufacturing, having worked there for 32 years. After retirement, he sold his house in the city and moved to the country to start a farm next door to his son. He loved his new children: 2 goats and 6 chickens, and took much pride in caring for them. Gary loved singing karaoke with his family and friends, especially his son Gary and daughter Cheryl. Some of his favorite songs were by Conway Twitty, which he sounded just like him when he sang. Gary loved singing, “It’s Only Make Believe” and he especially loved singing the duet “Joni” with his daughter Cheryl. He loved everyone and made friends easy.

Affectionately known as "Hound Dog", he enjoyed going to car shows with his son Gary and he loved his black mustang that he called "his little girl." Gary was an easy going, family man, who found love and laughter in everything he did. His smile and endless happiness will be dearly missed.

Visitation was being held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 1-8pm with a service on Sunday at 2pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI 48186. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.

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