Robert Stanley O'Dell

May 8, 1929October 7, 2020

Robert “Bob” Stanley O’Dell, 91, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Born May 8, 1929 in Johnson City, TN, Bob was the son of Ralph and Effie (Woody) O’Dell. Bob lived at the Black Mountain Home for Children from 1936-1942. Bill and Lily Hyder, of Johnson City, fostered Bob from the time he was 13 until he graduated college. After receiving his Master’s Degree at East Tennessee State, Bob taught shop at West Mecklenburg High School and then entered the US Army where he served for 2 years. He then taught shop at Harding High School and drafting and blueprint reading at Central Piedmont Community College until his retirement after 30 years at CPCC. Bob was a family man and an avid fisherman, even winning the Mecklenburg Bass Master Club annual award in 1974. He was a Deacon in his church and walked his life by faith in the Lord. He had a sense of humor and always a smile. He kept immaculate care of his houses and lawns and took pride in gardening. In his later years, he enjoyed family, his grandchildren and their new great-grandchild. He is survived by his wife, Alice; sisters, June and Tenny Ann; son, Steve and daughter-in-law, Diane; grandchildren, Zach, Tyler, Sara (Tony) Churchill and Ellen Reinecke; and great-grandchild, Ace. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bill and his daughter, Amy Reinecke and her husband, John. Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Westview Christian Church, 5414 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Black Mountain Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711, in honor of Robert S. O’Dell. Online condolences may be submitted at


  • Ralph & Effie (Woody) O'Dell, Parents (deceased)
  • Bill & Lily Hyder, Foster Parents (deceased)
  • Alice (Cansler) O'Dell, Wife
  • June & Tenny Ann, Sisters
  • Steve (Diane) O'Dell, Son
  • Amy (John) Reinecke, Daughter (deceased)
  • Zach O'Dell, Grandson
  • Tyler O'Dell, Granddaughter
  • Sara (Tony) Churchill, Granddaughter
  • Ellen Reinecke, Granddaughter
  • Ace, Great Grandchild
  • Bill O'Dell, Brother (deceased)

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Lee Ross

October 11, 2020

Robert "Bob" O'Dell was a great friend and fine influence to me when I was privileged to visit his son Steve at their home in Charlotte during High School and College. His memory will always be with me. May God bless his family and know that my prayers are with you.

Steven Long

October 9, 2020

My childhood was a richer and life-building experience because of knowing the O’Dell family. Their home was my second home growing up in our beloved Westchester. Mr. O’Dell will always be in my heart and in my prayers, as will Mrs. O’Dell and the entire family. The love, stability, encouragement, and support they showered on me as a child has helped anchor me in adulthood. Godspeed, Mr. O’Dell. Eternal be thy memory...

Rick Moul

October 9, 2020

Steve & Zach, just want you to know that you both and your family are in my thoughts.


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