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William ‘Roy’ Odom

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William “Roy” Odom (Peno, as most know him), 87, Sept. 24, 1933, to Sept. 17, 2021.

He was born and raised in Cleveland, to Tom and Pauline Odom.

Roy was a deacon and faithful member of Faith Memorial Church since 1968. He retired from Bowater in 2000, after 25 years. He had numerous jobs to support his family: BF Goodrich, Benton Pontiac, Shoney’s, Star Vue, Grand Lunch, Coleman Open Pit Barbecue, Magic Chef, officiating TSSAA football, baseball, basketball and softball; and Bradley County Utilities. Roy also served in the National Guard for two years. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Odom-Maddux.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years (since 1953), Jewell Odom of Cleveland; eldest son, Doug (Janice) Odom with David (Peggy) Odom; youngest son, Dennis Odom; only daughter, Dana (Christopher) Clayton, all of Cleveland. Roy and Jewell have six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Faith Memorial Church, 910 17th St. N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311, followed by a service at 7 p.m., with Pastor Jimmy Dupree officiating.

A private burial will be held at Fort Hill Cemetery.

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