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Gregory Lee Odom Sr.

January 4, 1954 May 1, 2021
Gregory  Lee Odom Sr.
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Obituary for Gregory Lee Odom Sr.

Gregory Lee Odom Sr., age 67, died May 1, 2021.

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Gregory Lee Odom (Greg) was born January 4, 1954, to the late Mr. James Odom, Sr. and Mrs. Jimmie D. Odom in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the fourth child of ten children.
Greg was a graduate of George Washington Carver High School. While at the high school, he introduced the sport of golf to the school and developed an avid love for the sport. Whenever he had a chance, he would have a golf club in his hand. He also enjoyed shooting pool and fishing. He would often bring his catch home and have a fish fry.
Gregory Odom was an active member of Greater Kerr Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James A. Hailey until his health prevented his attendance. Greg worked many years as a steamfitter/pipefitter with Steamfitter's Local 614. Greg's entrepreneurial spirit, skills, and experiences received as a pipefitter, motivated him to start his own wrought iron business in 1979: GLOCO IRON WORKS. Greg shared his own experiences as a welder and small business owner to train and mentor young men about the trade and starting their own business. Traveling around the city and neighboring cities the Midsouth, you will see a sample of Greg's wrought ironwork. Greg was a member of the 12 Sportsman Club.
Greg and Shirley Baxter were married on October 13, 1996, and to this union was born Gregory Lee Odom Jr.
Two brothers, James Odom, Jr. and Elbert Odom preceded him in death.
Greg leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shirley; one daughter, LaToya Williford (Joel); two sons, Eric Walker (Karika) and Gregory Jr; four sisters, Gwendolyn L. Jones, Sandra L. Houston (Freddie), Clarissa Odom, Nita McComb (Maurice); three brothers, Maurice Odom (Carol), Aubry Odom (Linda), Harold Odom (Helen) and a host of grandchildren, great-grands, nieces, and nephews. Greg raised nephews, Antonio, Anthony, and Timothy as his own children.


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Friday

7

May

5:00 PM 5/7/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/7/2021 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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Saturday

8

May

12:00 PM 5/8/2021 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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Location

Memorial Park Southwoods Final Resting Place

5484 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125

5484 Hacks Cross Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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