Sally Ann Odom
December 7, 1930 – November 20, 2020
A memorial service for Sally (Hubbard) Odom, 89, of Lufkin, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2020 at Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mark Newton officiating. A graveside service will precede the memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Sally Odom was born December 7, 1930 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Judge Oran L. Hubbard and Jimmie (Massingill) Hubbard. She passed away on November 20, 2020 in her home.
Sally was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the consummate hostess, frequently entertaining and enjoying the company of family and friends in her home. She enjoyed assisting others with her talents in interior decoration, cooking, and gardening. Sally studied piano from primary school through college and appreciated a variety of music. She also enjoyed participating in the late Rita Jo Thompson’s line dancing classes with her friends. Hers was a lifetime of loving animals, and she regularly contributed to anima rescue organizations.
After graduating Lufkin High School in 1948, Sally attended Baylor University and Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in elementary education. Her early career included teaching primary grades in Woodville and Dayton, Texas and Mt. Holly New Jersey. She married James B. Odom in 1955. The couple was stationed in Sherman, Texas and Mt. Holly, New Jersey during his service. After the Odoms returned to Lufkin, Sally continued teaching at Coston, Kurth, and Brookhollow elementary schools for twenty-seven years. Sally was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Grace Sunday school class at First Baptist Church, Lufkin.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Odom) Rogers and Dr. James Rogers, grandson, Seth Rogers of Georgetown, her beloved English Goldendoodle, Kate; cousins, Pat Massingill of Lufkin, Jeff, Joey, and Jessica Southern of Lufkin, Doug, John David and Jamison Southern of Lufkin, Jake and Elisa Southern of Lufkin, Patsy Head of Dallas, Joe, Dori, Samuel, Lauren, and Tommy Joe Head of Dallas, Nan and Don Davis of Georgetown, Stacy (Massingill) Rundle and Bob Rundle of Missouri City, Laura (Massingill) Maddox and Walter Maddox of Jasper; nephew, W.C. Jones III and wife Holly of Littleton, North Carolina; nephew, Tommy Jones and wife Beth of Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Odom and cousin, Jim Massingill.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Lufkin, Guiding Eyes for the Blind (P.O. Box 97007, Washington, DC 20090-7007), East Texas Paws, Inc. (2881 FM 326, Lufkin)
Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com
- Julie (Odom) Rogers and Dr. James Rogers, Daughter and Son-in-Law
- Seth Rogers, Grandson
- Kate, her beloved English Goldendoodle
- Pat Massingill and Patsy Head, Cousins
- Jeff, Joey, and Jessica Southern, Cousins
- Doug, John David, and Jamison Southern, Cousins
- Jake and Elisa Southern, Cousins
- Joe, Dori, Samuel, Lauren and Tommy Joe Head, Cousins
- Nan and Don Davis, Cousins
- Stacy (Massingill) and Bob Rundle, Cousins
- Laura (Massingill) and Walter Maddox, Cousins
- W.D Jones III and wife Holly, Nephew
- Tommy Jones and wife Beth, Nephew
- Sally was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Odom; parents, Judge Oran L. Hubbard and Jimmie (Massingill) Hubbard; and her cousin, Jim Massingill.
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Pat and Chuck Royston
December 1, 2020
Sally and Jim were such fine folks. It was always such a fun time when we went out together. Adventurous, interesting and kind. Miss them but we’ll meet again!!
Thank you, Pat and Chuck. It's so nice to hear other's memories at this time. I'm glad you were part of their lives, too.
November 30, 2020
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of both of your parents and our families spending time together when we were young. I know they are with the Lord now, and you are in my prayers, dear friend. Love you, Diney
Yes, and thank you for being part of those memories and for your condolences. :)
November 28, 2020
I send my condolences. Mrs. Odom was my teacher at Kurth Elementary many years ago. I don’t remember any specific stories from her class, but I remember she cared a great deal about her students. She’s the only elementary teacher I remember all these years later.
Thank you, Charlotte. Mom took her job very seriously! It means a lot that you remember her.
November 28, 2020
Julie, You and your parents were such good neighbors of ours so long ago....Lee Ann, Lauri, Jon and I have great memories of that time.
Thank you, Dorothy. Great times in Brookhollow, yes. Thank you for being there!
Janet Rae Childress
November 26, 2020
Julie know that you have love and prayers from the Morris’s. Your Mom will always have a special place in my heart. All the long talks and laughter. Comfort knowing she is face to face with the Lord. Love, Janet Rae
Thank you, Janet Rae. I appreciate your kind words at this time.
Ina Jane Thames
November 23, 2020
Dear Julie and all of the Massingill family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and cousin Sally. I hate it.
Have memories of Sally going back to my childhood growing up in Lufkin. Our families were always close and I grew up with Laura and Stacy M. in First Baptist Church. Julie, remember that you were age of Stacy and my little sister, Mary Anne.
God Bless You All. Hope to see you at memorial service next Monday. Again, am so sorry about your mother, Julie.
In deepest sympathy,
Ina Jane Thames
Thank you, Ina Jane! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.