11 May '18, 5pm

America's oldest living WWII veteran turns 112, fueled by cigars, Dr Pepper and coffee

Overton likes routines. He listens to the Isley Brothers and wears his favorite WWII veteran hat. He exercises, swinging his legs back and forth as he sits. And he still travels. Last summer, he flew to Memphis with his cousins for a family reunion. But there was a problem with his ticket. The computer misread his birth year of 1906, which they learned at the airport when the person at the check-in counter looked at their reservation and asked about the 11-year-old. Overton likes to mess with people. He has terms of endearment for those he loves, words that aren't appropriate for a family newspaper. He's also a ladies' man, always flirting with caregivers and nurses. He outlived his six sisters, three brothers, wife and ex-wife. He never had kids. He has a first cousin who lives down the street and a third cousin who stops by daily. In December 2016, a family member create...

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