John  Odom

January 3, 1974 ~ March 1, 2022

Born in: Arlington , Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

John Kevin Odom, 48, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Arlington.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 S. Cooper St., Arlington. Interment: 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.

Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Advocates for Special People.

Please bring aluminum soda and soup tabs in honor of Kevin.

Kevin was born on January 3, 1974 in Arlington, Texas to Lawrence Dale Odom and Mary Nan Manry Odom. He graduated from Sam Houston High School. Kevin was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

He loved trains. Kevin collected aluminum tabs off of cans to donate to charities. He competed in the Special Olympics in fast walking, volleyball, basketball and the softball throw.

Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Odom in 2020.

Survivors:  Father, Lawrence Odom; brothers, Scott Odom and wife, Lisa; sister, Lisa Phillips and husband, David; nephew, Garrett Odom; nieces, Ashley Odom, Rebecca Phillips Wagner and husband, Kevin, and Kayce Phillips Whitley and husband, Alex.

Services

Public Visitation: Sunday, March 6, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Monday, March 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Epworth United Methodist Church
1400 S. Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76013

Graveside Service: Monday, March 21, 2022 2:00 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. CandleImageWe knew Kevin only through his niece Kayce, but recognized that he was a special soul who brought joy to many. May he Rest In Peace.

    Love, the Greenes

  2. CandleImageSending sympathy and prayers to the Odom family. Kevin was a special friend to Mary. We will all miss him so very much.
    With sympathy and love,
    The DeLuna Family and Mary

  3. CandleImageOh Kevin, you were such a loving, kind man. You were loved by so many and will be missed so much, for the rest of many people’s days.

  4. CandleImageOur prayers for comfort to all of Kevin’s family. We will be reminded of him every day because of ASP which his parents started for him and his friends. Kevin, it was a privilege to know you and you will be missed.

  5. CandleImageKevin we will miss your smile when we are at activities for ASP.Thank you for being Stacey’s friend. Lawrence,& the Odom family praying for you all.May God hold you and comfort you in knowing that you will see him again.Love Linda,Stacey,Ed O’Neal

    • CandleImageOur thoughts and prayers surround the Odom family. Love, McCurdy FamOh Kevin, you were such a loving, kind man. You were loved by so many and will be missed so much, for the rest of many people’s daysOur prayers for comfort to all of Kevin’s family. We will be reminded of him every day because of ASP which his parents started for him and his friends. Kevin, it was a privilege to know you and you will be missedKevin we will miss your smile when we are at activities for ASP.Thank you for being Stacey’s friend. Lawrence,& the Odom family praying for you all.May God hold you and comfort you in knowing that you will see him again.Love Linda,Stacey,Ed O’Neal

  6. So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing! Enjoyed teaching him and seeing him at Spécial Olympics and we always talked about the trains behind our houses! He will be missed! Prayers for his family!

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