OBITUARY

Derek Clinton Robert Odom

February 10, 1989May 30, 2020

Derek Clinton Odom, 31, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Visitation will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm with a Committal service at 2:00 pm at the pavilion at Lakewood Memorial Park.

He grew up participating in athletics and enjoying many hobbies including soccer, fishing, baseball and riding four wheelers. He had a love for animals and riding bicycles. Derek is survived by parents, Robert Wayne Odom and Donna Rene Watkins Odom; daughter, Kabre Celeste Odom; brother, Isaak Robert Odom; sister, Ryan Odom; Uncle Jason and Aunt Dee Dyar; uncle, Dana Ken Watkins; grandparents, Billy and Sandra Watkins and many cousins.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Memories

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Jason Talley

June 7, 2020

Derek, I was saddened to here the news man. You were one of my first friends man starting at flowood elementary. God you were wild and for whatever reason, you were always getting your self hurt. Like the time you wanted me to swing you abnoxoiusly fast on the tire swing and around you went, just face first into a wood pole and knocking out your two front teeth. Or when you and I thought it would be cool to drive the race cars in your hair. Ha, they were so entangled in your hair that you came with a new hair cut the next day. The best story, I remember you just left flowood one day and I didn't know where you went. Best friend just up and gone. Until next year, I enrolled into UCS and didn't know a soul. I remember putting my stuff into a cubbee hole and being shy, then I heard some one yell, Jason Talley? I had my friend back. The last call we had, you had called and said you had some peace through grace and atleast I know that is ringing true today. I wonder if you rode a wheely into heaven. Perhaps.

Donna Odom

June 7, 2020

Derek,

I miss you so much, wished I could hug you & tell you one more time how much I love you. I miss that winning smile that could light up a room, that infectious laughter & those beautiful laughing eyes. You’re a beautiful soul & I’m privileged to have been your mom . I know you’re at peace & in heaven now, & heaven seems a lot closer now that you’re there. Isaak & I will see you again. Love mom

Pam Fletcher Beevers

June 6, 2020

I knew Derek as a child around 7 years or so.
He always played all sports. He was the sparkle in his mother and grand parents.
Derek will always have a special place
In our heart.
All our love,
Rest in Peace,
Greg and Pam Beevers
Olive Branch, MS

Josh Husted

June 5, 2020

Man I will never forget meeting you when I was only 15 years old at Laurel Woods and Winner Circle Park. We used to play basketball until the lights went out on the courts almost every weekend.

Throughout our teenage years and mid twenties, we were best friends. I remember so many good times.

I remember you telling me that one day me and you would have wives and children and how they would all grow up together. You’re one of the only people that ever told me that.

I wish I could have been more like you in so many ways. You have the most charisma out of anyone I know. You are fearless about many things in life, but above all you love God in a way that not most people could never dream of.

I love you so much brother, and I know you’re gonna be watching out for all of us until we meet again.

I’ll never quit telling all our stories as long as I live, and I promise I will live the best life I can dedicated to Christ. I know that is what you want for me.

I won’t let you down bro. One day when I get married and have children, I will name my oldest son Derek so I remind myself of you every day for the rest of my life.

I’m gonna have so many stories for you when we reunite.

Enjoy heaven and rest up my brother. Cause when I get there we will chill for eternity.

Love,

Josh Husted

Cindy Ratcliffe

June 5, 2020

Dear Donna, I didn’t know your son, but my heart and my prayers are with you and your family. I’m so very sorry. I hope my son, Brian, has met up with your Derek and is showing him around Heaven. Much love, Cindy Ratcliffe and family

Tiffany Wilson

June 4, 2020

Billy, Sandra and Donna, I loved him always like he was mine. Derek was Jimmy’s best friend and brother and to me, another son. I loved him so very much and so did Fallon and Mallory ! He was the biggest part of Jimmy’s childhood. He had a beautiful soul and in my conversations with Derek later in life, I knew he loved The Lord. I told Jimmy earlier today, Derek will never suffer and is in the arms of Our Father right now. We Will see him again. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a special part of our lives and for that I am forever grateful. He will always be missed ❤️

Barry and Margaret Jones

June 3, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss! We are praying for strength and comfort! May God wrap His loving arms around you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY