OBITUARY

William Lanell Odom

May 28, 1934March 19, 2018
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William Lanell Odom, 83, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by family.

Mr. Odom was born May 28, 1934 in Poplarville to Arthur Odom and Lucille Smith Odom. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with T.L. James and Holliday Construction Companies; of the Baptist faith; and loved fishing.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Head Odom; one son, Billy Odom; three brothers, Leroy Odom, Lemon Odom, Lamar Odom; one sister, Ruby Nell Smith; and one grandson, Harold Royce Rester, Jr.

Family members include two daughters, Vickie (Harlon) Smith, Wanda Odom; one brother, Levi Odom; one sister, Maudie Bell Harris; five grandchildren, April Harris, Candace Graves, Heath Smith, Chad Smith, Patrick Smith; nine great grandchildren; and close friend Lynn Weisbrodt.

Funeral services will be at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Larry Head will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Odom Cemetery. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be given at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com for the Odom Family.

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Funeral Ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, March 24, 2018
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William Lanell Odom

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Tammy Smith

March 23, 2018

I will miss seeing his smileing face at our family reunions , but I know he is at peace and is with our Lord. My prayers are with the family always and he'll will always be in my heart. God bless his soul RIP WILLIAM OODOM.

Joey Lee

March 23, 2018

Lanell will be sorely missed, him and Dad(Bobby Joe) were good friends! Those two together could conquer the world! And when those two were together they kept us in stitches, laughing so hard! I’ll never forget the day they were standing at the back of the pick-up, and talking about something, a secret of some sort and they looked down at me, being only about 9 y/o, and told me, “Don’t you tell anybody what we been talking about out here! I just just laughed and said, okay 👌! Good memories, I’ll never forget! May God keep your soul safe, cousin Lanell!

Rhonda (Alexander) Mericle

March 21, 2018

I have such wonderful memories of my Uncle Lanell. He loved to pick on us kids and he kept everyone in his presence belly laughing most of the time. What a great man.

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