Overstreet General Repair marked half a century this month.
Jimmy Overstreet had planned on a Navy career when his father, W. R. Overstreet started a general repair business in 1959. He was a diesel mechanic and had served on a destroyer escort, which was all diesel. This was followed by duty on the USS Ranger, an aircraft carrier.
Overstreet was a plank owner on the Ranger, the title that members of a ship’s commissioning crew are known by.