Wayne is the son of the founder, Arthur W. Overton, and joined the firm in 1983. Wayne holds a BA in Psychology, as well as an MS and EdD in Education. He is also a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Wayne is an ex-chief of the Islip Fire Department, a volunteer at the Fire Island Lighthouse, past commander of the Great South Bay Power Squadron, and is an active member of the United Methodist Church of Islip. He is also a past president of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, first chairman of the Hospice of the South Shore, as well as a founding member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association. Wayne retired at the end of 2003.