James Walter Odom, 93, a good and faithful servant, entered heaven's gates Sunday night, October 12, 2014.
A resident of Fuquay-Varina and native of Mount Olive, he was an Army veteran of World War II, and a retired mechanic with E I. duPont Company with 29 years of service.
He is survived by his daughter, Ellen O. Peters and husband, Larry; his son, Douglas Odom, all of Fuquay; a granddaughter, Hayley P. Warren and husband, Eric; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Claire Warren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters in law, Cleo Grady and Mattie Grady, both of the Mount Olive area.
Mr. Odom was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geneva Grady Odom; his parents, Walter R. and Fannie Huffman Odom; two sisters, Tempie Odom and Hazel Odom Brown (who passed away the same day as he); two brothers, Norwood C. Odom and Ray Odom.
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Services will be Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church, 10212 Fayetteville Road, Fuquay-Varina. Visitation will be at the church during the hour before the service. Graveside committal and interment will be Friday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, 2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South, Goldsboro. Officiating minister will be the Rev. Jeff Jones.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Hilltop FWB Church, 10212 Fayetteville Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
A more detailed obituary is available at www.tyndallfh.com where memorial tributes may be posted.
A Tyndall Service, Mt.Olive.