Irvin Randolph O’Dell, age 81 of Hiwassee, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. He was born on March 14, 1939 in Pulaski Co., and was the son of the late Phoebe Annie Dean O’Dell and Irvin Clarence O’Dell. Mr. O’Dell was a retired employee of Poly-Scientific with over 33 years of service. He attended Trinity Baptist Church, and was a life-long resident of Baptist Hollow Road.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary O’Dell, and a sister, Eloise D. O’Dell.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Talbert O’Dell of Hiwassee: son; Jacob Matthew O’Dell of Hiwassee: daughters; Carrie M. O’Dell of Dublin, Melissa Diane (Carl) Farmer of Christiansburg, and Mendy Ann O’Dell of Dublin: brothers; Cletis (Patsy) O’Dell of Pulaski, and Kenneth R. O’Dell of Raleigh, NC: sisters; Geraldine Hayes of Dublin, and Sylvia Lanier of Pulaski. Seven Grandchildren: Madalyn Cox, Zachary O’Dell, Davis Farmer, Marshall Farmer, Cameron Waddell, Joshua O’Dell, and Mallory Farmer.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Interment will follow in the O’Dell-Moore Cemetery in Hiwassee. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make a memorial contribution in his memory to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation 620 Sea Island Road, Suite 288 St. Simon Island, GA 31522.
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