Keith Howard Odom


Mr. Keith Howard Odom, age 49, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mr. Odom was born in Washington County and son of Charles Kenneth & Diana Paulette Mitchell Odom, Jonesborough.
He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church. He was an over the road truck driver and enjoyed farming.
Mr. Odom was preceded in death by his grandparents, William & Phyllis Mitchell and Orville & Gertrude Odom. He was also preceded in death by Bill & Mary Heart, who was like family.
In addition to his parents, survivors include an uncle, James Howard Odom (Ruth); cousin, Chuck Odom and Tonya McKinney.
Celebration of life services will be conducted 7:00 pm Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor John Moore and Pastor Dwight Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Monday, August 14, 2017 at Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends are request to meet at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home at 9:15 am to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Arrowood, Mark Couch, Chris Boy, Dan Brant, Donnie Henry, Scottie Hamilton, Travis Brown and Johnny Sells.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Samuel Greenwell, 527 Meadow Brook Avenue, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

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08-16-2017 Jill keys emmert
Dear Kenneth and Paulette I am so sorry this happened I n new Keith from working at road runner and worked at post office with ken I hope you all are doing well and no that it is hard but Keith was a wonderful person and he is with god would love to see you and know I am thinking about you both and have my well wishes and prayers
08-14-2017 Gerry and Sandra anderson
The good die way to young. Good travel Keith in the next life. Shifting gears all the way. G
08-13-2017 Tim & Jane Russell Mutter
Jane Russell was a class mate of Paulette and Kenneth at Lamar. I know all of our classmates of 50 years are praying for strength and Gods hand on you both, Paulette and Kenneth. Keith is very special to you and his many friends. Much Love, Janie
08-13-2017 Sherry Arnett Dunn
I know we are cousin that I have never met or even knew,we was but im so sorry this,as happen to u may u Rip cuz I buy u will be in my thoughts,and your parents will get justice in what in this foolish crime that shouldn't had to happen to a hard worker u was
08-13-2017 Clara
Keith was such a sweet, kind-hearted, and genuinely honest young man. He was a part of William and Mary (my parents) Hart's household from an early age. My brothers, Artavan and William "Willie", my husband, Cecil Rutledge, cousin, Steve Fields, affectionately nicknamed him "Peevine" as he was the youngest of the guys, yet, for my sons, Gene and Eddie, he was the "bigger brother" because he would walk them from his house to their grandparents' house on Berry Ridge Road when they rode the school bus from West View Elementary School. Although Cecil and I married in 1972, the age difference between my age and my siblings was significant, so by the time Keith was coming to their house, I am sure he filled a void that I left. My memories are filled with a little boy on my Daddy's tractor or hay wagon, on the bus, in the truck or car, sitting at the table in the kitchen, and basically just "being there"...he was essentially family. Our lives were enriched by his presence and we, along with our late parents, loved him. The farm has his footprints embedded in its soil, and echoes of his laughter will bring a smile to us as we think of him. Our hearts are broken and our tears are falling, however, our faith sustains us so much so that we know that God's Ways are not our ways; and somewhere in the clouds of despair, a rainbow will appear eventually, and the sun will shine even brighter because Keith is in the eternal presence of God, basking in His Glory and one day as God promises, we will see him again. So to the parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends, may you be comforted with the paraphrased scripture that "after a long night of weeping, there is joy in the morning." Rest In Peace, Keith, and "May the Angels sing thee to thy rest."
08-13-2017 David & Brenda Huff
We are so very sorry to hear about your son, may God be with you and bless you .
08-13-2017 REDNECK
I knew Keith from my days off hauling K & L out of tri-cities. I know he was a devoted man and hard worker. If there is anything I can do for the family please contact me at 575-636-5776. With Love and deepest condolences, Ryan Aka Redneck.
08-13-2017 Greg tennar driver for morgan van lines
Prayers for the whole odom family. What we do isnt easy but we do it for all of our families. You are a true american trucker go rest high upon that mountain. God speed truck driver
08-12-2017 Sam Crawford
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Keith in awhile but he was always such a sweet fellow. I'm sorry I can't be at the funeral but know you have been in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all in the coming days. Rest in peace Keith. God got Him a special angel for sure.
08-12-2017 Sam Crawford
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Keith in awhile but he was always such a sweet fellow. I'm sorry I can't be at the funeral but know you have been in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all in the coming days. Rest in peace Keith. God got Him a special angel for sure.
08-12-2017 Teresa Jennings
I remember going to school with you, you were always a good person, so sorry you had to go to heaven like this, I will never forget you!!!
08-12-2017 Steve and Ruth Warn
Our hearts and prayers are with you as you say good bye to your son and our friend Keith Much Love Steve and Ruth Warn
08-12-2017 Billy B. Stoots
08-12-2017 Dave Umbarger
Ken, I'm so very sorry Keith was taken in such a tragic sudden way, I will be praying for your family.
08-12-2017 Darrell and Brenda Mathes Story
Kenneth and Paulette we are so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. We have been praying for you and will continue to pray for God's comfort to you. God bless. Brenda and Darrell
08-12-2017 Roger Morrison
Keith was a great friend and I really miss him. He was a big help to me when I was going through my divorce and I will never forget him. I am on the road and will not be able to attend his funeral and I know there are many more like me because he had a lot of friends if they all showed up the church wouldn't hold them. Rest in peace big buddy
08-12-2017 Misty Cheshier
My love and sympathy go out to my Tennessee family that have suffered this terrible loss. I never met Keith but I was looking forward to meeting him next October (2018) when we come to visit and meet our family in Johnson City & Jonesborough. I will look forward to meeting him in Heaven one day when it's my time to go to the Lord. Paulette & Kenneth, by the sweet notes that everyone has left here I can tell you that you did a wonderful job raising a really good boy. May God's love be with you both and may He comfort you in your time of loss. All my love, cousin Misty (California)
08-12-2017 Rita McKee
I personally did not have the privilege of knowing Keith but, all I've ever heard are good things about him. I know his death is so sad and so senseless in this world we live in today. I pray that in some way God will bring peace and comfort to his family. May God bless you. R.I.P. KEITH
08-12-2017 Stephanie Crawford
I am so very sorry about Keith.I wont be able to come to the funeral but know i have been thinking about you both since i heard.Just know that i definitely know what your going thru as Mark was my only child also and he died suddenly also.God bless you both.
08-11-2017 Velma McKee
You have my sympathy. The only thing we can do is take it one day at a time. No one really knows what you are going through until they experience the same loss.
08-11-2017 Robin Grace Pirtle
I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was a wonderful person. We went to high school together. He made those years so much better. He was a very dear and sweet friend to me during that time. Is family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
08-11-2017 Kenny Hans
You will be greatly missed. Mechanic at Forward Air
08-11-2017 Lynn and Myrna Jones
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
08-11-2017 Mark Saults
I pray for understanding and peace to Kieth's family. He was a great person and friend I never heard him speak a unkind word and he would always be happy and thankful for what he had I'm gonna miss seeing him and hearing from him he was such a happy person in a cruel world at times grateful to have known him
08-11-2017 Jackie Miller
I am so very sorry for your loss! I am praying for peace and comfort for you during tnis time. May Keith Rest in Peace!
08-11-2017 Carolyn Bryant
So sorry this happened. Keith was always such a nice guy. My sympathy to his parents and may God's hand be on them through this difficult time.
08-11-2017 Louise Story Mullins
My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine losing a child In such a senseless act of violence.
08-11-2017 Jeff Bryant
Odie, my friend you will be missed. I will miss the twice a year calls just to catch up and relive a day or two from the past. You were truly a salt of the earth man and this world is a little dimmer without you in it.
08-11-2017 Evey
Please know that many of us in Baton Rouge mourn your loss and offer our condolences. Your son was, through his efforts driving, helping us to recover from the devastating floods of last August. While he was taken from you in such a horrible way, I know you are secure in the knowledge that he now rejoicing with his Father in Heaven. May God cover you with His grace and comfort.
08-11-2017 Deborah Long
I live in Baton Rouge and I am so sorry for your loss , when I heard about this it broke my heart. I pray for your family daily and I want you to know that this is not how I want you to remember our city because we are not all horrible people like the one that took your son . We are tired of the crime in our city and I promise to you that I will fight for people like your son and God Bless You. I will continue to pray for you and your family .
08-11-2017 Nancy Teer
I'm so sorry for your loss. We live outside of Baton Rouge, La. I have read how good of a person Dillow was and I know God had a special place for him.


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