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Thursday March 8th, 2018
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Friday March 9th, 2018

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Doctor Brown Odham


Doctor Brown "Doc" Odham, age 82 passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Doc was born May 12, 1935 in Smyth County, Va. to the late Alvin Richard and Susie Stevenson Odham. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army, who honorably served his country during World War II. Doc was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF & AM for 50 years, Francis Marion VFW Post #4667, and the American Legion Post #18. He stayed very active as an unpaid Walmart greeter whom kids loved, a collector of most everything and he loved to walk. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Doc will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Virginia Carol Reedy Odham; two sisters, Linda DeHart and Betty Odham; and his beloved walking companion, his dog Tyson.

Doc is survived by four daughters, Carolyn S. Odham of Marion, Va., Claudette Yonts and husband, Fred of Groseclose, Va., Kim Huffman and husband, Eric, and Cindy Newman and husband, Jack, all of Marion, Va.; sister, Arlene Shanks and husband, John of Jonesborough, Tenn.; brothers, Richard Odum and wife, Alene of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., John Everett Odum of Eufaula, Ala., and Raymond Odham of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Michael Odham and fiancée, Kim Coe of Louisville, Ky., Morgan Short and husband, Mike of Roanoke, Va., Megan Hartsell and fiancé, Charlie Norris of Knoxville, Tenn., Dakota Huffman, Sabrina Huffman, and Ariel Huffman, all of Marion, Va.; step-grandchildren, Candace Osborne of Bristol, Tenn., Jordan Yonts of Sugar Grove, Va., and Chris Anderson of Roanoke, Va.; great-grandchildren, Aydin, Kobi and Patrick; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousin, Nancy Anders; and numerous in-laws.

Special thanks to the staff of Johnson City Medical Center and Johnston Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care; and to Richardson's Ambulance Service.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Hill Cemetery, Troutdale, Va. with Military Rites conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Doctor Brown "Doc" Odham.

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It was always a pleasure to stop and talk with Doc when he was out in town. Hugs and prayers for all of the family. He was a kind man and will be missed.

LINDA DIAZ Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

Carolyn, Claudette, Kim, Cindy, & Family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a very nice person and always so friendly at Wal-Mart when I use to see him there. May God comfort all of you as only he can do and give you peace and strength to make it through this time in your lives. I am praying for all of you. Take Care and God Bless, Rochelle

Rochelle Harriger Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

Sheila Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doctor Odham

Sheila Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

Carolyn sorry for the loss of your dad keeping the family in our prayers

Roy & Betty moore Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

Kim, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dad. I know he will be greatly missed. Tony and I will keep you all in our prayers during this time.

Penny and Tony McCraw Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doctor Odham

Penny and Tony McCraw Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Doc will be missed. He always had a kind word and a story to share whenever I saw him. I know he was dearly loved by his daughters and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He has been called Home and is now in the loving care of the Lord.

Vickie and John Szarek Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Cindy, so sorry for your loss. Pray God will be with you.

joan harmon Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doctor Odham

joan harmon Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

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