Freeman Funeral Home
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, January 4, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS.
2:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro, MS
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Jan. 1, 2021 and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC (Ret) Homer C. Odom, age 79, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 150th QM Bn, 193rd Trans/Petroleum Co., Waynesboro has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Mr. Homer C. Odom, 79, of Waynesboro, MS passed from this life Friday, January 1, 2021 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was born in Yellow Pine, AL on Wednesday, April 23, 1941 to Herman Odom and Julie H. Cartwright. Mr. Odom served in the United States Army National Guard. He attended Southern Methodist Church of Waynesboro. He was retired as a field superintendent at Kelley Brothers Contractors, Inc. Mr. Odom is preceded in death by his father, Herman Odom; mother, Julie H. Cartwright. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Vickie J. Odom, Waynesboro, MS; daughter, Rhonda Rigney (Howard), Waynesboro, MS; brother, James Odom, Waynesboro, MS; two sisters, Willie Daniels, Waynesboro, MS, Virginia Toney (Tommy), Batesville, MS; two grandsons, Justin Rigney, Thomas Rigney both of Waynesboro, MS; granddaughter, Madison Rigney, Waynesboro, MS. Pallbearers are Bill Elkins, Chris Odom, Randy Toney, Brady Walters, Jerry Kelly, Charlie Britton, and Leslie Dunn. Visitation for Mr. Odom will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, January 4, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro, MS with Rev. Tommy Davis and Rev. Terry Williams officiating. Interment will be in Waynesboro Cemetery in Waynesboro, MS.