W.Q. (Quint) Overton Obituary: It is with deep sadness that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of former Sheriff, William Quinton Overton, Sr. Sheriff W.Q. (Quint) Overton, Sr. passed away peacefully on October 5th, 2021 at the age of eighty-three. He was born in Farmville, Virginia on February 12th, 1938 and relocated to Franklin County in 1959, when he began his law enforcement career as a Virginia State Trooper.
He served in Virginia State Police capacity for 14 years until he moved to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in 1973. In November of 1975, he was elected Sheriff of Franklin County and took office on January 1st, 1976. Sheriff W.Q. Overton continued to serve as Sheriff until his retirement in 2007. When he retired, he was the longest sitting Sheriff in the history of Franklin County with 32 years of dedicated service as Sheriff, and a total of 48 years in law enforcement.
In addition to his commendable work in law enforcement, Sheriff W.Q. Overton, Sr. was a loving husband of 59 years to his wife Ann, who preceded him in death. He was a loving father to the current Sheriff, Bill Overton Jr, and son David Overton, as well as a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather to numerous grandchildren.
Franklin County Public Safety mourns the passing of long time supporter Sheriff W.Q. (Quint) Overton, Sr. Continued prayers for the family during this very difficult time. pic.twitter.com/6g5UK3mXOM
— FCDPS (@FCDPS) October 7, 2021
InsideEko is yet to confirm W.Q. (Quint) Overton’s cause of death as no health issues or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Overton so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
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