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Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home

645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL

OBITUARY

Odell Broom

November 15, 1921November 30, 2019
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Odell Broom, 98, of Winter Haven passed away on Nov. 30, 2019 at Life Care Center in Winter Haven Where he resided for four years. Odell was born in Jackson County, FL and came to Winter Haven from Cottondale, FL in 1940. He was active in church and a member of the Church of God. Odell worked in the citrus industry for years and then for Polk County. He also enjoyed woodworking and raising vegetables in his garden.

Odell was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Nadine, and wife of 12 years, Virginia, five brothers, and six sisters. He is survived by his son, Larry Broom (Myrtice), daughter, Brenda Broom, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m with a funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Both will be at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019

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Tiffany Hudnell

December 3, 2019

I work at life care center of winter Haven it was a pleasure knowing Mr. Broom he is going to really be missed by me I will miss our talks and laughs he would always tell me how I was a hard worker I enjoyed cleaning his room Golden will never be the same now that Mr. Broom is gone everytime I come past the room he was In I get teary eyed this really hurted me I loved Mr. Broom he was such a sweet person I'm really going to miss that smile he had a smile that brightened up the whole room and he always made my day. To the family of Mr. Broom you all are in my prayers God Gained a great man!!!!

DEE WADE

December 3, 2019

His legacy lives through his wonderful family that continually grows. He was a great godly man.

Jay Hill

December 3, 2019

Mr. Broom was a great neighbor when I lived on King Road always sharing produce and kind words.My condolences to the family.

John Gann

December 2, 2019

Odell Broom was a genius. While I served as Youth and Music Pastor at Village COG, anything, and I mean anything we needed in construction, Odell's mind would conceive it when no one else could. On top of that he was a true Godly gentleman. He always had time for this young man. I am grateful.

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