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Richard Overton celebrates his 111th birthday in 2017.
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Happy 111th Birthday!

Church member, oldest World War II veteran, turns 111 years old.

AUSTIN, Texas — Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran, turned 111 years old on May 11.

His home congregation, the Church of Christ in Hyde Park, celebrated his birthday on the Sunday following his birthday. A special video presentation included the Gaithers singing “Happy Birthday” to him.

Richard Overton blows out the candles on his cake. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY JAMES TACKETT)

Overton was baptized in spring 2012 at age 106, Hyde Park deacon James Tackett noted.

For several years after his baptism, he regularly drove his pickup truck to worship and also continued to mow the lawns of some of his neighbors because, he said, they were too old to do it themselves.

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