Dorothy was born in the Chinquapin Community to the late Eddie L. and Millie Smith Richards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl O’Dell; two sisters, Ruby Carrier and Rhoda “Bea” Lowe; and one niece, Judy Scoggins.
Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker, mother and wife. She was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and also attended Bluff City First Christian Church. She loved to travel with her husband and family and loved going to the beach. She enjoyed her special friends in her Sunday School Class at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and gardening, cooking and watching her favorite sports teams – the Atlanta Braves and the Tennessee Lady Vols.
Those left to cherish her memories include two sons, Barry Kent O’Dell and Rodney Eric O’Dell; one daughter, Jill Fair and husband Roger; one very special grandchild, Skylar Fair; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy O’Dell will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City with Pastor Rusty Verran, Mr. Wade Lockner, Mr. David Hurd, and Pastor Jonathan Feathers, officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday.
The graveside service will follow in the Poplar Ridge Christian Church Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tennessee. Active pallbearers will be Jared Rhinehardt, Ray Boling, Danny Buchanan, Tony Carrier, Jerry Gregg, Roger Fair and Skylar Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Rhinehardt, Jerry Rhinehardt, Thomas Lowe, Ronnie Luster, Jerry Carrier, Cagle Lowe, Bill Morrell and Gary Morrell and her many friends and family.
The family would like to especially thank all the caregivers at Courtyards Assisted Living and Avalon Hospice and Beverly “Boo” Guinn and Claudia Holloway for the loving care given to Dorothy during her illness.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church C/O Youth Program, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Dorothy O’Dell and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City. Office 423-538-7131, service information line, 423-543-4917.