Ronald Lee O’Dell, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 12:10 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 4, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio, to H. Virginia (McCabe) O’Dell of Darke County, Ohio, and the late Robert C. O’Dell.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Judy (Miner) O’Dell whom he married on July 24, 1982; daughters and sons in law, Glee Ann & Robert Wills of Union City, Ohio, Julie & Jeff Sebring of Greenville, Gena & Jake Garner of Griffin, Georgia, and Jalynn & Tory Tollefson of Greenville; step children, Kelly & Duane Sanning of Greenville, Kipp & Teri Ann Kline of Greenville, Kathy & John LeMaster of Greenville, Kristi Spille & Scott Neanen of New Madison, Kurt Kline of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Merry Block of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Bobby Livingston, Jalee Aultman, Trent Livingston, Lance Hughs, Kary Tollefson and Nick Tollefson; step grandchildren, Josh Dohme, Jacy Dohme, Justina Smith, Jenna LeMaster, Jalena LeMaster, Johnny LeMaster, Stewart Spille, Brandi Spille, Ryan Kline and Christopher Duke; 5 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Larry G. & Denise O’Dell of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Ron worked as a farmer, operated a stock yard and worked with horses for many years. He also was employed at Wetzel Trucking for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Greenville. He was the first Greenville FFA member to receive the American Farmer Award. He loved tractor pulling and was a member of the Miami County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and OSU Antique Tractor Puller Association.
There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com