October 8, 1946 - April 18, 2020
James Willis "Buck" O'Dell, 73, of 2325 East Ferry Road, Gladys died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Brenda Helen Blankenbaker O'Dell for fifty years. He was born October 8, 1946 in Beckley, WV, a son of the late George Willis O'Dell and Mildred Virginia Holsten O'Dell. He was of the Baptist faith and a self-employed wood cutter. Buck was a hardworking man, good husband, great father and always spoke what was on his mind. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Annette Juanita Troyer and her husband, Allen of Gladys, Susan Marie Grambling and her husband, Kenny of Tallahassee, FL and Nancy Fay Mackey and her husband, Dewayne of Appomattox; one sister, Carol Jean Gues of Unionville; eight grandchildren, Amanda Troyer, James "Willie" Baker, Amber Gallier, Brittany Freed, Samantha Morris, Melanie Stilwell, Michael Logan, and Raymond Troyer; twelve great grandchildren, Alayna, Adalyn and Asher Gallier, Madison Morris, Jayce, Ayden and Timber Brown, Ella Marie Baker, Jessa, Jordan and Jaden Freed, and Lillie Troyer; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, James Willis O'Dell, II; a sister, Wilma Jean Lee; and two brothers, Robert and Gary O'Dell. A private graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at The Good Shepherd's Chapel Cemetery, Gladys. For those wishing to view Buck, viewing will be available from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For the protection of your health, proper health precautions and social distancing will be practiced. The family will have a visitation at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Willis "Buck" O'Dell, 73, of 2325 East Ferry Road, Gladys died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Brenda Helen Blankenbaker O'Dell for fifty years. He was born October 8, 1946 in Beckley, WV, a son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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