Billy Ray Odom


May 5, 1943 Sept. 28, 2017Billy Ray “Bill” Odom, 74, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at his residence.

The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Howard Thomas will officiate.

Odom was preceded in death by his daughter, Miranda Earnest; father, Alfred Odom; mother, Bertha Odom; brothers, James Odom and Charles Odom; and sisters, Mavereen Odom, Hazel Odom, Frances Odom, Olean Odom and Lamerl Odom.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Odom; daughters, Tammy Downard and Barbara Needham; sons, Vincent Miller and James Glen Odom; sister, Wanda Odom; brother, Dale Odom; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Downard, D. Tyler Downard, Dawson Downard, Andrew Downard, Steven Earnest, Landon Aaron and Vincent Miller.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; (205) 384-5571