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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12TH ST, Little Rock, AR

OBITUARY

Jerry O'Dell

June 27, 1936August 30, 2020

Jerry Bob O’Dell was born June 27, 1936 to Thomas Robin O’Dell and Vibe Mae Floyd O’Dell in Mineral Springs (Howard County), Arkansas. His parents were both schoolteachers and his father also worked as a school superintendent. Jerry himself taught math and science for 25 years but before and during that he also worked at other jobs when he first moved to Little Rock, he took a job loading and unloading truckloads of ceramic tile. Soon he was transferred to the chemistry lab and then the position of factory manager, a job which he held until the factory closed. Then he went to work full time at Dillard’s department store and later worked part time at other retail stores while teaching school. He also worked at several church jobs (Sunday school teacher for the college and career class, the men’s class and Sunday superintendent at Liberty missionary Baptist church and teacher for two different Sunday school classes at Unity MB) he has suffered greatly these last 8 months from many ailments but his suffering came to an end August 30, 2020 at 10:18pm. He was an only child and was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors are his wife of 61 and 2/3 years, Radya M Lamb and daughter, Robin Ann O’Dell; son, David Lyndon O’Dell; and two grandsons, Joshua Brian O’Dell and Daniel Josiah O’Dell. Because of covid-19, a small family service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery Saturday September 5 starting at 2pm.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

Memories

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Angel Tillman

September 8, 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers-
Kevin Kordsmier, Angel Tillman & Barbara Tripp

Eric Vaught

September 7, 2020

I had the privilege of having been a student for Mr. & Mrs. O'Dell at Cloverdale Jr. High. I also was able to attend Liberty Church with them on occasion. What we lost here on earth, Heaven has gained a wonderful person.

Louise Mobbs

September 3, 2020

We have known Jerry for over 65 years and I lived across the street from him growing up. He and I were best of friends, reading books, fishing in a pond by our home, discussing our problems and sharing cookies and brownies. He was a wonderful blessing to my life and I will miss him and his wonderful memory that I took full advantage of when I could not think of someone who we grew up with in Mineral Springs or just a name popped up. I depended on Jerry to supply my answer.

May you rest in peace, my friend.............Louise & Denzil Mobbs

Jeff Penn

September 3, 2020

Bro. O'Dell was a fine Christian man, and it was a privilege for me to be his pastor at Liberty MBC. His whole family is special to me and my wife, Lynne.

Gail Dellorto

September 3, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. Reading his obituary, I can tell he was a worker and gave much of himself to others. Also, knowing his children, I know he was a very good father and Christian example.

James Webb

September 2, 2020

My condolences to the O'Dell family. Mr. Odell was my eighth-grade science teacher and a very nice man. My best wishes to Mrs. O'Dell, Robin Ann and David.

John Owen

September 2, 2020

He was a great Christian friend, faithful church member and a man who loved his family and his Lord. He also kept me in good suits during his years in men’s clothing stores. My sincere sympathy to all the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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