Mr. Joe Odom, 83 of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 106 Fire Tower Road, Cassville, Georgia 30123. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, 319 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.
Monday, December 9, 2019, Joe Odom gained his wings. His passing took from our hearts a treasured, beloved father and friend. He was born on December 21, 1935 in Bartow County to the late Henry Odom and Ella Mae Appling Odom. He grew up in the Cassville Community and attended Noble Hill School. At a young age he attended New Hope Baptist Church.
As a young man, Joe worked for Cooks Service Station and shortly after began his career as a truck driver. He worked with Lewis Carpet, then Seven Hills Transport, where he drove over the road for several years. He retired from Seven Hill Transport, and started a career in the construction business. Joe worked many years for Lewis Tidwell, and concluded with Gene Gore.
Joe was married to late Azzalee Reynolds Odom. He lived a life fulfilled with memories in every way, touching the hearts and lives of all who knew him. He was always helping those around him doing what ever was needed. He had a great sense of humor with a radiant smile and warm heart. Over the years he earned many nick-names, like ‘Boo-Boo’ and ‘Grimdaddy’, just name a couple. (Tracy) When you visited him and was preparing to leave, Joe would say, “Come back and see me some mo”. He loved to sit a home and crack pecans, bag, and sell them. By the way he made a good profit, when Felicia wasn’t eating them! He enjoyed watching westerns, walking around the neighborhood and playing the lottery. He was often times a big winner. At times you could ask Joe for a number, and you might get one and you might not! (Consuella)
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; sister, Alpharetta Radford; brothers, Robert Buffington, Frank Johnson and Sammy Johnson.
Left to cherish his memory, a beloved sister, Mary L. Valdes (Oscar); children, Lois Gainor Mitchell (Archie), Felicia Gainor Montoyal (Manuel), Scharri Morris, Phyliss Gainor Christian (Roy), Constance Odom, Kay Frances (Michael), Frieda Wofford (Albert) and Roger Gainor (Polly); sisters-in-law, Betty Buffington, Marjorie Calloway, Glenda Reynolds and Glenda Bookett and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Mack Eppinger and sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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