Weeks after the nation discovered the country's oldest World War II veteran and longtime Austin resident had died, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has confirmed to KVUE that he will attend his funeral and speak.

Richard Overton died at the age of 112 after a battle with pneumonia. 

Overton's funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12 and is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Shoreline Church located at 15201 Burnet Road, according to Allen Bergeron with the City of Austin. The funeral will be open to the public. And Abbott's office confirmed the governor will speak at his funeral.

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The beloved veteran will be buried at 2 p.m. in the Texas State Cemetery. 

A public viewing will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at Cook Walden Funeral Home located at 6100 North Lamar Blvd. 

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