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Phoenix Funeral Home | Honoring Heroes

Mountain View FuneralPhoenix funeral home Home is a Phoenix funeral home that honors our military veterans. Whether they served during peacetime or wartime, our vets deserve our utmost respect. That is why our Phoenix funeral home takes great effort to make sure that funerals for military veterans are done right. We help families arrange for full military honors, as well as coordinate with the honor guard and clergy to ensure a proper memorial.

At our Phoenix funeral home, we feel honored that so many veterans and their families have chosen to make their arrangements with us. We have veterans buried in our cemetery who have served our country over the course of the last several decades.

While not a local here near our Phoenix funeral home, we wanted to share with you the story of a man who is known as America’s oldest living veteran. His name is Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, and he is 108 years old.

Mr. Overton was born on May 11, 1906, in Bastrop County, Texas. He served three years in the U.S. Army seeing duty in Hawaii, Guam, Palau, and Iwo Jima. After the war, he returned to Texas and bought the home that he still lives in today. Mr. Overton still drives an old Ford truck and a Chevy Monte Carlo. He also takes the time to drive widows around town to church.

Participating in Veterans Day events has become a regular honor for Mr. Overton. Two years ago, he traveled to Washington, D.C. for a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery where he was recognized by President Barack Obama. Last year, he rode in a parade in Austin and was caught multiple times posing for “selfies” with admirers.

At our Phoenix funeral home, we believe that it is extremely important to show honor and respect for our military heroes in any way we can. Whether it is with military honors at a funeral service or in person. It is wonderful that we can still honor Mr. Overton and thank him for his service. In fact, no matter how long someone served, or if they are still serving, thanking our military personnel is something that we, at Mountain View, take to heart. We are grateful for their service, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve them and their families.

 

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