July 17, 2021, 88, Mount Olive –
Jarvis Jacob Odom, 88, resident of Mount Olive, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at his home.
A native of the Indian Springs community near Mount Olive, he proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Most of his adult life was spent in East Bend, the Winston-Salem area, with his wife, Bonnie Marie Odom, and their son, Kevin. During this time, he was employed with Josten’s as a sales representative, his emphasis being on high school class ring sales.
After his wife passed away, he rekindled an old acquaintance with Nell Brogden Hudson, and upon their marriage, he relocated back to the Mount Olive area. Here, he worshipped his Lord at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church and was employed with the Town of Mount Olive in its parks and recreation department as caretaker of the Town’s Westbrook Park.
Mr. Odom had a daily presence at Rita’s restaurant and at either Burger King or Hardee’s.
Mr. Odom is survived by his son, Kevin Odom of East Bend; a brother, Bryant Odom of Chapel Hill; three step-children and their spouses, Mike and Donna Hudson, and Kaye H. and Wayne Anderson, all of Mount Olive, and Faye H. and Wayne Brock of Calypso; five grandchildren, Tony Anderson, Lisa Anderson, Crystal Miller, Lee Hudson, and Jay Hudson; 11 great-grandchildren, Avery and Morgan Anderson, Isaac and Sophia Davis, Kemper, Lyla, Maddox, and Bellamy Hudson, and Hayden, Brock, and Carson Miller; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Those preceding him in death include his first wife, Bonnie Marie Odom; second wife, Nell Brogden Hudson Odom; parents, William Francis and Glennie Weaver Odom; sisters, Irene O. Flowers, Geneva O. Rigsbee, and Effie O. Odom; and a brother, Tommy Odom.
There will be a visitation at Tyndall Funeral Home from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, with graveside services following at 2:30 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. Officiating will be Pastor Jeffrey Dail.