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Robert Odom, Johnson City

Published December 12th, 2011 11:41 pm

Mr. Robert Lee Odom, 84, died Sunday, December 11, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer.
A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Landon and Belle McKee Odom. Robert was a member of NALC and proudly served in the Merchant Marines as a young man. He also attended Central Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Wampler Odom; son Bob Odom; sister Jessie Odom Vines; and his second wife Phyllis Keesecker.
He is survived by his son Randall Odom and wife Debbie of Johnson City; daughter-in-law Deborah Warfield Odom; two grandchildren Dustin and Deanna Odom, several other grandchildren; three stepchildren Alan Keesecker and wife Debbie and Jason and Gary Keesecker, all of Johnson City; and special friend Johnny Hoilman.
Services will be held, Wednesday, 1:00 pm, at Morris Baker Funeral Home’s South Chapel. Dr. Ron Murray will be officiating.
Burial will immediately follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
A special thank you goes to Dr. William Kincaid at the McCleod Cancer Center, his personal physical therapist, Beth, and his private caretakers, Becky and Bobbie.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements where entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 423-282-1521