Lewis Bermon “Red” Odom


Lewis Bermon “Red” Odom, 92, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Masonic graveside to follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Born February 1, 1929, in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Red is the son of Eva Odom Harris.  His hobbies included fishing and running a wrecker.  He was the last living charter member of Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Order of Eastern Star, and Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737.  Red served as a deacon at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He was the best husband, father, and grandfather that anyone could ask for as well as a friend.  He lived a life full of love and will be forever remembered as a man of God.  Red will be surely missed by everyone who knew him. He truly was a blessing to his peers.

He is survived by:

Son, Mark Odom (Reeca) of Tenaha

Daughter, Debrah Coker (Randy) of Athens

Bradley Odom of Huxley
Rainey Posey (David) of Athens
Matthew Odom (Sarah) of Jacksonville

Allison Odom of Huxley
Pandora Smith of Athens
Walker Posey of Athens

Also, numerous nieces and nephews

And a multitude of friends that he loved so.

Preceded in death by wife, Alice Marie Odom; son, David Wayne Odom; parents, Eva Harris; sister, Iva Dell Tyler; and brother, Melton Harris.

Pallbearers will be Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com