John “Blackie” Wilson Odom, 90, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elbie Odom; brothers, Weaver and Odell Odom; sisters, Lanoria Kerber and Estelle Bertram; son-in-law, Ronford Styron; and grandson, Justin Styron. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rosie Odom; daughter, Donna Wylie and husband, Al; son, Bobby Wayne Odom and wife, Juana; Sharon Elaine Styron; Foster Son Wesley Joines and wife, Bonnie; grandchildren, Tera and Steven Thompson, Jami Langley, James Langley, Jessica and Javier Martigani, James and Naomi Odom, Jill Odom, Jeremy Styron; great grandchildren, Keith and Greg Thompson; Cheyenne, J.D., Ginger, Hunter, Derrick, Logan, Tyler and Calie Styron; Jordan and Jack Odom; Jasmine, Jewel, and Jazlyn Martigani; Great-great grandchildren, Pierre Styron, Jane and Jamie Odom, Jaydan and Nyla Polanco; and a host of other family and dear friends.
Blackie lived a full and exciting life. At the age of 16, he started working on tugboats as a Boatman. He was an excellent provider for his family and worked many years for the La Porte School District before his retirement. Blackie’s wonderful sense of humor endeared him to adults as well as children. He was truly a “people person” and lit up any room he entered. Blackie was a man of great faith and was very involved in his church. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing for anyone who would listen. Blackie loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing. He will forever be remembered for his joking nature, love of children and his generous spirit. Blackie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services for Blackie will be held Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Peace Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 5901 Garth Rd., Baytown, Texas 77521. The visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the funeral service following at 11:00 am with Reverend Kenneth Grant. Interment will take place Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:30 am at Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena, Texas.