Mr. O’Dell was retired from Airco Alloys where he worked as a personell manager. He was a principal and coach at Sharpe High School from 1947 to 1951, and was the first commander for the American Legion Post 236.
Mr. O’Dell was a veteran of the US Army and served his country during World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
He was of the Church of Christ faith.
He is survived by, one daughter, Billie Ann Selvidge of New Orleans, La.; one son, Kyle O’Dell, of Benton; one brother, Ed O’Dell, of Calvert City; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-sons and one step grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie O’Dell and Ollie (Kincaid) O’Dell; his first wife, Rebecca (Hill) O’Dell; second wife, Betty (McCarty) O’Dell; and sister, Geneva Counce.
Funeral services were held at Collier Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 9. Rev. Kenneth Puckett officiated.
Interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery, Benton.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons International Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025.