Howard “Junior” O’Dell age 85, of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 8:50 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville, Ohio.
He was born April 15, 1932, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Howard & Mabel (Sellers) O’Dell. In addition to his parents, Junior was also preceded in death by his wife, Florence E. (Miller) O’Dell; son, John H. O’Dell; brothers, DeWitt, Wilbur and Richard O’Dell; and sisters, Jeanette Ashworth and Francine Baker.
Junior was a lifelong, hardworking farmer.
Junior is survived by his daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Larry Duncan of Greenville, Ohio, Kathy & Jim Greendyke of Greenville, Ohio, Peggy & Neil Dean of Port Charlotte, Florida, Lisa & Doug Krickenbarger of West Alexandria, Ohio and Linda & Craig Schweitzer of Powell, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Elaine Weidner of Arcanum, Ohio, Sara Gray of Arcanum, Ohio and Charlotte Weinzierl of Michigan; special friend, Phyllis Delaplane of Logan, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Larry Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com