Travis Lee Odom, 71, of Orange passed away at his home Monday, Nov. 23. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, Nov. 27, at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Officiating will be the Rev. Matt Tuttle, the Rev. Bobby Edwards and the Rev. J.W. Harrell. A graveside service and interment will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Noble Cemetery in Noble, LA.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Friday, at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church.
Born in Converse, LA, on April 1, 1944 he was the son of Melvin Lee and Beulah Ann (Webb) Odom. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and afterward worked at the papermill where he worked from 1967 to 2006 when he retired. Mr. Odom was a member at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church. Social gatherings and spending time with family, grandchildren, church family and friends was a favorite activity he enjoyed. He was also an avid motorcyclist, and loved planning and taking trips with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sheila Jeannette Gibson Odom and children, Randall Lee Odom and wife, Clayleene of Magnolia, Kari Lynn Odom of Houston and Dana Rae Odom-Harrell and husband, Derryl of The Woodlands. Also, he is survived by his grandchildren, Lane Taylor, Rylan Odom, Kaghan Odom, Dylan Harrell, Irelan Odom, Derick Harrell and Daniel Harrell; sister, Billie Burns; brother, Charles “Sonny” Odom and wife, Carol Ann and many nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Odom, Derryl Harrell, Lane Taylor, Rylan Odom, Keith Galloway, Tim Morgan, Larry Hammett and Jimmy Pittman. Honorary pallbearers will be Kris Burns, Lonnie Peveto, Randy Locke, Ed Reed and Howard Aaron.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Eastgate United Pentecostal Church, Foreign Missionary Fund, PO Box 424, Vidor, TX 77670.