Memorial service for Barney Odom of Milan, NM, will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Milan, NM.
Barney was born on July 1, 1928, in Lorenzo, TX, to Barney Henderson Odom Sr. and Hallie Whited Odom. He passed away in Albuquerque, NM, on August 29, 2013, after a brief illness.
Barney is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Francis Smith Odom, whom he married on December 23, 1950, in Brownfield, TX. Sisters Marie Odom Satterfield and husband, Bob, of West Virginia. Sister Pat Odom Foster and husband, LJ, of Lubbock, TX. Brothers Gene Odom, of Midland, TX. Brother Jerry Odom and wife, Colleen, of Cameron, TX. Brother Gale Odom and wife, Peggy, of Scottsdale, AZ. Their children and grandchildren.
Debbie Odom Carroll and husband, Scott, of Grants, NM. Grandson Duane Carroll and wife, Lisa; children: Shantale Carroll, Tracy Carroll, and Justin Ahlheim, all of Grants. Granddaughter Rebekah (Becky) Carroll MacNeil and husband, Dave; their children: Connor and Shaun MacNeil, all of Milan. Grandson Phillip (Andy) Carroll wife, Helena, and daughter Lacie Carroll, all of Grants.
Barney’s son, Carl Odom, wife, Barbara, of Hobbs. Their son Thomas and wife, Katelyn, of Austin, TX, and daughter, Caitlin, of Hobbs, NM.
Barney’s son, Johnny Odom, and wife, Deborah, of Newark, Ohio. Their children Anissa Broyles and grandchildren: Leigha Lines, Joshua Lines, Nick Lines, Makina Broyles, Jackson Broyles, and Taylor Broyles.
Son Don Odom, of Milan, NM.
Son, Travis Odom, and spouse, Kathryn, of Roswell, NM. Their children Valerie Brosamle and husband, Christopher, and their children Tristan Popek, Greggory, Patrick, and Joshua Broesamle. Daughter Stasha Carson Green, U.S. Navy, stationed in South Korea. Daughters Samantha Michelle Odom and Dawn Marie Odom.
Son Steve Odom and wife, Coni, of Continental Divide, NM, and their children Maegan and Christopher.
His extended family Carolyn Newton and Shavon Shult of Milan, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Barney was preceded in death by his parents: Barney Odom Sr. and Hallie Whited Odom; and granddaughter Shanna Rouch.
Barney worked as a driller for Scott’s Brothers, Stewart Brothers drilling and Four Corners Exploration. Francis and Barney moved to the Grants area in the early 1950’s. He raised his children and grandchildren in this area. Barney loved to tell stories. He would sit and talk to you for hours. He loved fishing, the casino, reading western novels, watching bull riding, little league nationals, and his first love is children. He always loved having little ones around.