John Odham, Jr. passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at his home after a brief illness.
John was preceded in death by his parents John Odham and Gladys Brown Odham and a brother, Bobby Odham.
John was a life long native of Wilmington and a veteran of the US Navy, assigned to the USS Wisconsin. He was a senior alumni member of the Boys Brigade and a
member of the Moose Lodge.
John was an avid gardener. He loved to grow fruits and vegetables from seed.
John enjoyed the outdoors, especially the ocean and fishing, even though he
never actually caught any fish!
John loved his family very much and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Violet Odham and dog “Buddy” of the home, his brother Harry Odham and wife, Judy, his son John Odham and wife Nancy, his son Gary Odham and daughter Sherry Hand and husband Richard of Wilmington. Three
stepchildren, Vicki Tkach and husband Mike of Maryland, Stan Soderstrom and wife Jeanette of Maryland and Juanita Hardee of Leland. Also, are his
grandchildren, Shawn Hardee, Nicholas Hardee, Michelle Huff, Karen Hardee, Jodie Boyd, Kathy Knott, Dean Odham, Kelly and Reid Hand. Great grandchildren,
Shyann Boyd, Haley Odham, Anna Hardee, Logan and Robert Littrell, Nathan Huff, Anton and Amaria George.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 Wednesday September 10, 2008 at Fellowship Baptist Church 5709 Murrayville Road, 791.9054 Pastor Arnold Griffin will officate. The family will greet friends after the service.
The family would like memorials be directed to the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, 2759 Vance St
Wilmington, NC 28412.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099