William ‘Roy’ Odom


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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