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Richard Overton, Veteran, Turns 112 Smoking Cigars, Drinking Whiskey

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Overton's image was painted near a mural at 12th and Chicon Streets in February

He served in the South Pacific from 1940-1945.

He smokes cigars, drinks coffee, whiskey, and even Dr. Pepper - and he just turned 112 years old.

But what has kept Overton going these 111 years?

Born in Bastrop County, Texas in 1906, Overton served in the South Pacific and now lives in East Austin where he says he enjoys cigars and drinking whiskey on his front porch, according to the Texas Historical Commission.

After his discharge, he sold furniture in Austin, and later worked in the state Treasurer's Office.

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Overton told KXAN TV, "No pain and no aches".

Madeline Farber Can Be a Reporter for Fox News. Later, he'll eat something sweet for breakfast, like a cinnamon roll or waffles, and at night something sweet for dessert, like ice cream.

Speaking to MyStatesman.com, Overton said: "I love to have a birthday.That's another day".

Family members hope to "keep him living in his home instead of a nursing home", says a GoFundMe page they set up to help finance round-the-clock in-home care for Overton.

The veteran's family raised over $237,000 on a GoFundMe page meant to ensure that Overton can remain in his home, rather than being relocated to an assisted living facility.

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