Overton has photos with presidents and governors lining the walls of his dining room, the American-Statesman reported in a profile on Overton last year. A table in his house was said to be littered with correspondence and photos from people all over who want to share their experiences, get an autograph or learn the secret to his longevity.
"God give it to me," he said. "They tried to kill me in the Army, but God wouldn’t let 'em. I stayed for nearly five years and I didn’t get a scratch on me."
He offered one bit of advice about his longevity:
"Sometimes I’ll get up and put a little whiskey in my coffee," he said. "And at night when I go to bed, I put two tablespoons in my 7 Up. It makes you sleep soundly."