Happy 75th Birthday Dad! We had a wonderful time together these last few years. You became my best friend, and nutritionist. Your quite faith, unconditional love, generous spirit and wise counsel will live on in our home and hearts forever.
Robert (Bob) Franklin Odom
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 2, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Irvington, Kentucky, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 6, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Winter Garden, Florida, United States
If we meet and you forget me, you have lost nothing: but if you meet JESUS Christ and forget Him you have lost everything. (Dad kept a card with this quote on it for almost 10 years close to him, It was from the Pastor who conducted Mom's Funeral)

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert (Bob) Franklin Odom, 74, born on February 2, 1940 and passed away on January 6, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Christine Lopata on 7th January 2018

"Bob its been 3 years since you left us. Still remembering your smile & laugh. Also your constant preaching about what to eat & not. Especially the black beans & rice. Remembering one Halloween you called me down to the house on Willow Dr. dressed up, I said hi Bob & walked into the house, but poor Gerry Kaufman, you scared the crap out of her, as she ran all the way home. Too funny, You were always pulling some kind of prank, Now yo can dance with Mary & both watch over all of us. Miss you everyday"

This tribute was added by George Odom on 6th January 2017

"I know you and Mom are having the best time Brother. You are missed.  Love you, G"

This tribute was added by Rena Sutton on 2nd February 2016

"I loved Bob more than I can express.  It was a pure as snow, admiration.  I was safe in his presence always.  I always felt the heart of my brother more evident than his words or his physical presence.  We were comfortably connected in my thinking and feeling.  He was brilliant and sensitive and that is a wonderful combination in my life's book!
I felt privileged when we could be together, what precious time!  I loved sending him reminders with cards or calling him on occasion to lay that love on him.  I miss giving him hugs and kisses, Hello or Bye, for now.
I love Groundhog's day, because it never let's his important birthday slip by me!  It suits him: despite deep interesting conversations, and philosophical discussions that I adored having with him, he and I always loved to laugh at the irony of things... life's ridiculous and most joyful contrast.  So, Happy Birthday in heaven to my sweet, handsome big brother with his beautiful skin and personality, and rejoice and clown around with our Lord who get's it, and made groundhogs, artichokes, starfish, porcupines and  aardvarks.  Who can worry about God's decisions.  He is all knowing.  My heart pines for my brother, but it is well with my soul to know he has good discussions with God and dances in the heavens.  I love what you left in my heart and your family, Bobby!  Peace."

This tribute was added by Christine Lopata on 2nd February 2015

"Every year on Ground Hog's day, I would always wish Bob a happy birthday & then ask him why he has to see his shadow every year!!!
Because us up here in the north are tired of winter. And of course he would just chuckle about it.
Missing you Bob."

This tribute was added by Christine Lopata on 2nd February 2015

"Today would have been Bob's 5TH birthday. Bob was such a great person. Kind, loving, great husband & father. You are at peace now & out of pain. Bob is now dancing with Mary up in heaven. Watching over everyone he loved or cared about.
RIP Bob"

This tribute was added by George Odom on 2nd February 2015

"Remembering Bobs  Birthday , I am assured of his peace and joy on this day !"

This tribute was added by Joanne Clark on 2nd February 2015

"Happy 75th B-Day Mr. Odom! I was thinking about you on yesterday. I made mash potatoes out of cauliflower. You would have been so proud of me. I miss all of our chats about food and the recipes we shared.

The legacy you left behind will continue on."

This tribute was added by Mary Odom on 25th January 2015

"My first born was a beautiful nine pound baby boy.  I named him Robert Franklin and called him Bobby. I cherish the memory that it was  Bobby to first show me unconditional love, while calling me mother.  He was my joy and my whole world. Beginning in childhood and lasting throughout his life, Bobby was gentle, loving and kind ....with tenderness of heart.  Proudly, I watched him grow into manhood.... becoming husband and father. His family brought him complete happiness and he spread out his love to us all. I'll miss his voice, his smile, his hugs, his laughter and all that was my sweet boy. "When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be........"  I will always love you my son, my Bobby and we will be together again one day.
Love, Mother"

This tribute was added by Joanne Clark on 17th January 2015

"Being one of Mr Odom's caregivers was a blessing. He loved talking about his family and Dr. Oz. He also enjoyed the times I would read the bible to him. These special moments will never be forgotten. His spirit will live on in the many lives that he touched."

This tribute was added by Maxine & Paul Durben on 13th January 2015

"We had so many good times our rides in the country looking at houses for sale and day dreaming of moving. I remember movie nite and slumber party when Mary was sick and Bob rig up a spooky mask behiind the curtain doing the spooky part of moviie he dropped it down and scared all of us. bested friends. love love"

This tribute was added by Ralph Grimm on 13th January 2015

"Believe on judgement day God will say Bob Odom your a good and faithful servant."

This tribute was added by Matthew Doyle on 12th January 2015

"My Grandpa was the greatest some of my best memories where  all his inventions .He made the first bubble machine by putting the blower sticks on the fan and as the fan went around dipped in soapy water and tons of bubbles can out. He was my captain and I was the first mate in a blow up boat in his pool. Watermelon most every visit  He made me laugh all the time.I loved him very much"

This tribute was added by Blossom Cole on 11th January 2015

"As Mr Odum caregiver it was a priveledge to spend time with this wonderful man he was always thoughtful and cheerful. We spend time watching his favourite shows we talked and laugh together,he shared his special love for his daughter Pam and his grand children,i will always remember his great sense of humor . May his soul rest in peace and he will be cheerful in heaven"

This tribute was added by George Odom on 10th January 2015

"I know, I will see him again when the time comes. When I hear the words :wonderful human-being I think of my big Brother,   when I hear the words :  Beautiful spirit ... I think of Bob.    I am so Thankful for such a great role model.   He touched my life deeply and still does.        I love you so much Brother your the best  !"

This tribute was added by Hazel Doyle on 9th January 2015

"He was a wonderful father and husband he worked hard to make sure his family never did with out.Although my heart hurts I find peace in knowing that he is with God and joined again with my beautiful mother.He will remain alive in my heart and loving memories. Until we meet again I love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Carol Deason on 9th January 2015

"Four years old seems like such a young age to be called a "big brother" but there he was willingly assuming the role he would keep for 74 years and beyond. He never tired of watching over his baby sister, this little bit of chubby fluff with the blond hair. She needed looking after, so Bob became her protector of sorts. He would teach her all a four year old knew about the world....Cowboys and Indians, how to climb trees, hide and seek.  Christmas eve came and Bob sat at the window with a sleepy child, together watching for Santa Claus. Morning came and he taught her to ride a new bicycle. Thinking back on our childhood, I'm reminded of things I observed and learned from my brother Bob that just came quite naturally to him.  Things like unconditional love, showing kindness to others and commitment to family. My heart is full as I write this tribute to Bob....I have so many sweet memories of him and thank God for his life. He found his true love Mary and together they had family....beautiful children and beautiful grandchildren. He was so proud of them and  loved them with all his heart. It's hard for me to write words past tense about my brother Bob, while thinking he's just moved his residence to Heaven.
So, I'll just say "I love you Bob, and we'll catch up when I get there."

This tribute was added by robert s odom on 8th January 2015

"he broke the mold.  One of a kind.  LOVE You Dad"

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