James F. O'Dell

July 31, 1940November 7, 2018

James (Jim) Fredrick O'Dell passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, at his home.

Jim was born in Vincennes, Ind., on July 31, 1940. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Clinton and Eleanor (Doll) O'Dell; and his brother, Clint O'Dell. Jim is survived by his wife, Roberta; his children, Kathy, Matt (Cindy), Mindy (Tony) and Scott (Julie); and stepchildren, Ryan and Ashley; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Mick O'Dell, Peggy Bullerdick and Patty Denman.

Jim loved to travel with his wife, hunt and fish with his sons, and play poker with friends. He was an avid and accomplished golfer, walking all 18 holes each time he played. In 1958, Jim was named a state wrestling champion while attending Crawfordsville High School. He retired from Old National Bank in 2005.

He was a loving husband, a proud "pap" and committed father who will be missed by so many.

A memorial celebration of Jim's Life will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at:


  • Memorial Celebration Tuesday, November 13, 2018

James F. O'Dell

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Sandra Hecl;er

November 13, 2018

You have my deepest sympathy on the death of Jimmy. I attended St.Bernard's elementary school with him starting in the 5th grade and at Crawfordsville High School through our senior year. We had many fun times in grade school and I will always remember him as a special friend.

jerry grabman

November 11, 2018

Peggy, Mick, Pat ( Barney ) I am so sorry for your loss of Jim.
Your old neighborhood friend.

Paul ODell

November 11, 2018

Here is a memory that is so Jim--him trying to flush me down a toilet!!! Jim crying as we stood over our mother as she died. Pranking his golfing buddies! Walking Crooked Stick; Pinehurst #2 at a major; our matches with the "Tom Tom's"; Leo and Don; Bill and Al: Ace; Keeker: Kirksey; his morning group at Hulman; playing Myrtle Beach in the World's largest Amateur Handicapped Golf Tournament in a hurricane; Biloxi; Tunica; Las Vegas: the outer banks; the pan handle; tormenting our sisters!!!! (miss those days..he..he) Father Keating and our going to 'hell'!!! Driving to Kansas to get my car!!!

Oh, bro, I could go on and on. I love you. As Bob used to say, " thanks for the memories"

Paul (Mick) O'De;;