Ricky Odom, 54, of Deweyville, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont after an illness. Born on Aug. 11, 1958 in Kirbyville, to his parents, Herman Odom and Minnie Evelyn (Hudson) Odom, he was a longtime resident of Deweyville, a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville and he was a County Commissioner for Newton County Precinct 4, as well as a heavy equipment operator.

Ricky also served his country in the United States Navy, and was a leader in the community. He enjoyed working on tractors, helping others, and he was very happy and outgoing. He enjoyed being around people and making them smile.

Ricky is preceded in death by his father.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Ramona Odom of Deweyville; his sons, Ricky C. Odom and James Odom of Deweyville; his mother, Minnie Odom of Deweyville; his brothers, Jerry Odom and wife, Jane of Deweyville and Larry Odom of Deweyville; his granddaughter, Reagan D. Odom, and numerous members of his extended family.

Services to remember Ricky’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, Jan. 7, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Damon Bickham, officiating. Interment will follow services in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at the church.

Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.