In Memory of George W. Odom

My father George William Odom, 80, of Henrico, VA passed Tuesday, February, 27, 2018.  I am helping my mother settle his estate.  Shortly before he died, a significant amount of hospital and intensive care was provided and I want to help mitigate the financial impact on my mother.  Also, as dad loved to cultivate plants and flowers, my family would like to donate a bench or brick paver to the nearby Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Henrico, Virginia where my family has had a long standing membership.  

Obituary for George William Odom:

George William Odom, 80, of Henrico, VA passed peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, February, 27, 2018, at Henrico Doctors Hospital.  George was born November 26, 1937, in Homewood, Mississippi to Mavis (Stokes), and George Howell.   In his youth, George earned rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America and was a life-long member of the Masonic Order. He served in the United States Navy as a Yeoman stationed at Chincoteague Naval Air Station (Wallops Island) where he met and married Iris Ann Gunter of Atlantic, Virginia. George received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counselling from the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!).  George had many careers throughout his life. He was a District Scout Executive in the state of Alabama and worked as a vocational counselor and supervisor for the states of Alabama and Mississippi.  Later he became the administrator of the Accomack County Nursing Home. However, he was most proud of his work as a local pastor serving the Methodist Churches of Cokesbury, Mears Memorial, Locustville and Oak Grove. Most recently he was a part time employee at DeShazo and Son Roofing in Glen Allen, Virginia.    George was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles.  He was a devoted husband and leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Iris (Gunter), daughter Dawn of Suffolk, son George, Jr. of Henrico, brother James (Joyce), sister Cheryl, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his friends Zoe (Wayne) DeShazo Corker, Joey (Maria) DeShazo and their children and grandchildren who he loved as extended family.      An informal memorial service will be held at the Virginia Cliffe Inn, 2900 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Family and friends are invited for light refreshments, visitation and a brief service to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Dawn V Odom 
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Richmond, VA
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