James Eddie Odom
The Celebration of Life for Mr. James Eddie Odom, 91, of Orange, will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Hope Baptist Church in Shankleville, TX. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Shankleville Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.
Christian Wake Services will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will also be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Hope Baptist Church in Shankleville. He died Tuesday at Sabine House Assisted Living Facility in Orange.
A native of Shankleville, he resided in Orange since 1944. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 40 years of service. Mr. Odom was a member of the Board of Deacons of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Orange. His leisure hours were spent playing bridge.
He is survived by two daughters, Harrianne Spencer of Humble, and Sharon Fling of Missouri City; two brothers, S.T. Odom of Berkley, CA and Elzie Odom of Arlington; sister, Larutha Clay of Beaumont; 10 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.