Earl Thomas Odell, 70, of 619 Cascade Avenue, Eden, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Reidsville.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 8, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Odell Family Cemetery on Morgan Ford Road.
Mr. Odell was born June 30, 1941 in Henry County, VA, son of the late Fred H. and Bessie Gatewood Odell. He was previously employed by Ridgeway Clock for 10 years then spent 40 years working in carpentry and construction before becoming the co-owner of Portia's Country Crafts.
He is survived by his wife, Portia Hall Odell of the home; sons, Todd Wayne Odell and Don Travis Odell and wife, Trish of Eden; daughters, Betty Jo Martin and husband, Stan and Wendy Price and husband, Freddy of Eden; brothers, Jimmy Vincent Odell and wife, Nancy and Alfred V. Odell and wife, Marie of Eden; six grandchildren, Holly, Travis and Seth Odell, Brittany Fagge, Kenneth Martin and Nicholas Price; one great-grandchild, Aaron Michael Fagge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6 - 8 PM at Fair Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Portia and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Earl was a great man, and will surely be missed. We are so glad we had the opportunity to know him. May your memories bring you some comfort during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, David, Anne, & Garrett Mostella
It is so sad to hear that we have lost our "dear Earl", who was always so loving and pleasant. Everyone that knew him will be missing him. Portia, Jimmy, Alfred and other family members I hope you will accept my sincere condolences, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and give you strength to face time ahead, without Earl. I will always remember that sweet little grin and soft voice.. May God go with you and be your Comfort, A cousin from Ridgeway, Jewel
Jewel South Griffin
Dear Portia, I am so sorry to see your husband has passed away. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Faye Wilson Carter
So sorry for the loss of our loved one. May God bless each one of the family at this time.
Dear Portia, I am so sorry to learn of Earl's passing this week. I work with Earl's neice, Melissa and she told me of his passing. You and he made a great team. I remember his talent and the skill with his hands and the ability to create wonderful things with wood and carpentry. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, Brenda
Portia,we haven't seen each other in a while but i want you to know how sorry i am for your loss.If God brought us to it he will see us through it.God bless you and your family. patricia gauldin
Portia: We were so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. We will be praying that God will give you His strength as you go through this time. We love you and are here if you need us. Ray and Jo Shelton
Ray and Jo Shelton
Portia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Earl sharing stories and talking about family history. He was such a sweet man. Earl will be truly missed by everyone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD caress and hold you in his arms during this most difficult time.
Cathy Denny RN
Hello, my name is Ashley. I did not know Earl personally, but I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. At times like this, I have found Jesus Christs' words at John 5:28,29 to be very comforting where he promised that "the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a resurrection of life." We also have the comforting assurance at Revelation 21:3,4 that soon "God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore." I just wanted to share something encouraging that has helped my family in times of loss. You will be in my prayers.
Portia, Jimmy, Alfred, and children, I know you have a big empty void in your life, I all so feel empty, but as long as we keep Earl a live in our heart's, he can remain with all, I am praying for GOD to send the Comforted to help you through it all, may God bless. love to all Judy
Judy South Hardy
Portia I am so sorry to hear about Earl. He was a sweet and caring man just like his momma (Bessie). I know your pain all to well, but God will see you through it now and the days to come, just lean on your Jesus for strength and comfort. I am praying for you and your family, God bless you sweetie. I love you. Donna and Maynard Smith
Donna Curry Smith
We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donald Cox & Cynthia Shelton
I know there is no words to ease the pain you are feeling but know I am thinking about you and praying for you during the difficult time. Hold on to the memories for comfort. ?¢‚Ç¨?ìIn time,the heart heals,leaving us with memories ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùnot of our sorrow, but of the lovewe have known.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù
Portia and family, I am so sorry about your lost. I just back into town and heard about Earl. You and family will be in my prayers. Try to remember the good times and all the memories you made together. Love and Prayers, Muriel
Muriel Bryant Caldwell
so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers may God be with you at this time. steve allen & family
Portia and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am not sure that you remember who I am I used to come by your shop every often.I worked at the bank for about 6 years and then moved on,just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.Please know that he is in a better place now with no pain and suffering.God Be with you!!There are no words that can ease the pain that you are feeling right now with the loss of a loved one..Harbour Family
Mr. & Mrs.Eddie Harbour(Romona)
I sure am sorry to hear Earl has passed away. I have know him and his wife for many years. Portia and family will be in ours prays. May God blessed Portia and family to get through this in the days to come.
Sanford & Linda Cook