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Tim Odell, 77
September 16, 1942 - January 26, 2020

Tim Odell, age 77 and a long-time resident of Asher, Oklahoma went to his heavenly home, Sunday January 26, 2020 at SSM Health St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City after a brief illness.  

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at the First Baptist Church located at 109 E. Main in Asher, Oklahoma under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.  Pastor Randy Dirrim will officiate, and burial will follow at Vista Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Justin Hayes, Bowdie Odell, Bobby Keith Cole, Larry Odell, Bobby Armstrong, and Luke Cobb.  Honorary bearers are Frank Armstrong, Ronnie Wayne Steele, LeRoy Odell, Willie Mockabee, and Bob Cole.

Tim was born September 16, 1942 in Byars, Oklahoma to John Lee and Blanche Elviry (Phillips) Odell.  He was the youngest of ten children. Tim grew up attending school at Layne School in Denison, Texas and accepted the Lord as his Savior on 19 Feb 1956 at the Southside Baptist Church in Denison as well. He graduated Asher High School on May 16, 1961.  That evening after his graduation, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Edna May Armstrong at the home of his brother, Eugene & Valeta Odell in Byars, Oklahoma.  Tim & Edna moved to Mansfield, Arkansas where he worked for Rush Manufacturing in Waldron during the day and caught chickens at night. Later, they moved to Garland, Texas, where they made their home, and he started his truck driving career for Affiliated Foods and Scholle Corp.  In 1975, Tim and Edna gathered up their six children and move to Asher, Oklahoma to be close to their family.  Tim worked as a carpenter laborer, and in the oil field industry as a driller for Johnson-Bates Drilling, Jernigen Drilling, Bodard & Hale and Akerman Drilling from Konawa.  Later, he worked for JP Emco in Ada. But the “Blue Eagle” aka,” Pappy” would return to the love of his life, trailer trucking for Exide, Transervice and Byron Cole Trucking.  He retired after fifty years of driving in January, 2020.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Edna Odell of the home;  two daughters, Sherry Trussell and husband, Lyles of Ponca City, Oklahoma,  April Norred and husband, Ronny of Wanette, Oklahoma; three sons, Ronnie Odell and wife, Tracy of Asher, Oklahoma, Travis Odell of Little Axe, Oklahoma, and Bobby Armstrong of the home; eleven grandchildren, Taryn Cobb, Nicota Postman, Timmy Black, Cassandra Knighten, Justin Hayes, Miranda Pulley, Bowdie Odell, Cody Odell, Celeste Odell, Travis Odell and Kelly Odell Jr.; sixteen great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Ann Bryan of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and one sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Odell of Merit, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Odell; two sons, Russell Lee and Kelly Joe Odell; one granddaughter, Rebecca Lee Odell; six brothers, Pierce, Charles, Eugene, Thurman, Mick and John Jr. Odell; and two sisters, Frances Vines and Lena Mae Steele.

The family wishes to express a heart-felt “thank you” to Dr. Niraj K. Prasad and staff and to the SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital ICU doctors and nursing staff, and to our family and friends for their out-pouring of love, support and prayers.  “Daddy” loved all of you dearly.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Information: January 31, 2020, 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church located at 109 E. Main in Asher, OK under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa located at 200 S. Broadway, Konawa, OK 74849

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