Rev. John R. Odell, 74 went home peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior, January 5, 2021. After a long time illness at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 6, 1946 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to the late Robert H. Odell and Ella (Jordan) Odell of Phoenix, Arizona.
He graduated from Washington High, Phoenix, Arizona in 1964, and
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas 1980.
John served as pastor at churches in North Carolina, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Preceded also in Death:
Sister: Ethelene Goforth
Brothers: Bill and Robert H. Odell Jr.
John is survived by his caring and loving wife of 52 years Gay(Wainwright)0dell Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Daughter: Verna Black and Lucian Nicholas of Roswell, New Mexico
Son: John R and Corby Odell Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Grandson: Devon Black of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Granddaughters: Kasey Black of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lindsay Black of Roswell, New Mexico, Savannah Odell of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sister: Barbara Sims of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Brothers: Rev. Ben and Darlene Odell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Rev. Charley and Janice 0dell of Peoria, Arizona.
John was known for his outgoing personality, big laughter and smile and his love for the Lord and family. John was a giant of a man with a gentle soul. When you asked him how he was doing? He would always say,” Terrible,“ which meant he was great.
He was a loving, husband, dad and papa and friend to all that knew him.
There is no memorial scheduled at this time.