Dempsey Odom

September 20, 1935 - June 19, 2014
Dempsey Odom


Dempsey Odom age 78 of Carolina Beach passed away June 19, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Mr. Odom was born in Montgomery County, NC to the late Clarence Odom and Zella Williamson. He was a retired Carpenter and member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach.

Dempsey was predeceased by his parents; as well as 2 brothers,Willard Odom and Garlan Odom; 3 grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy C. Odom of Carolina Beach; a son, Dempsey Lee Odom and wife, Janet Odom of Carolina Beach; 2 daughters, Wanda Pope of West End, NC and Joyce Woodell of Star, NC; 3 brothers, Morris Odom, Floyd Odom, and Clarence Odom all of Star, NC; 4 sisters, Bertie Shofe of Wilmington, Faye Roberts of Star, NC, Ella Pritchard of Denton, NC , Thelma Williams of Troy, NC ; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson.

Honorary Pallbearers are Hazel Coale, Jean Miller, Margaret Page, Hazel Parrish, and Carol Rabon.

Funeral Services will be 11 AM Monday June 23, 2014 at St. Paul’s UMC in Carolina Beach with Rev. Steve Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Federal Point Cemetery in Carolina Beach.

Visitation will be 3-4 PM Sunday at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 22, 2014
    William, Jeanette, Daniel,& Leanna Allred says:
    Aunt Cathy, we are so sorry about Dempsey . He was a kind and gentle man and although we did not see him often I do remember the times I did as thinking how nice he was he was always so friendly and funny. I know he is in a wonderful place. And I know that my parents are glad to see him. I bet he and dad are probably setting up in heaven now catching up! I do love you all and even though we did not make it down you are all on our minds and in our prayers. We will be in touch if there is anything we can do please call

  • June 23, 2014
    Frances Ray says:
    My prayers are with your family during this time.

  • June 21, 2014
    Diane Shofe Dunford says:
    Sorry for the lost of your husband. Uncle Dempsey was a very good man. Sorry I was not able to be around him more. With working and taking care of mama I couldn"t spend time with him. He will be truly missed. Let me know if I can do anything for you and Dempsey Lee. All of you are in my prayers. I am going to stay with Mama while Larry comes and represent both Mom and Myself. Love you, Diane and Mark

  • June 21, 2014
    Janet Odom says:
    Dempsey was my second Daddy. He treated me like his daughter. If he liked you, you were his friend for life. Love you, Daddy! Catch a big fish for me. That Girl.

  • June 21, 2014
    Steve Jackson says:
    Joyce I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult and sad time.