I grew up at Vineville Baptist Church. Although I was not in Boy Scouts, I have very fond memories of Paul and the Boy Scouts on Boy Scout Sunday at our church. Paul and the scouts would have on their uniforms, and outside between services, they would be cooking something in or on a large drum or grill. Possibly they was boiling peanuts? At any rate, the smell and scene were magical to this young boy!
Mr. Odom was my crew adviser on our trip to Philmont in 1980. His gentle and patient soul was tested but remained steadfast while dealing with a bunch of boys who barely knew each other. That trip influenced me more than I ever dreamed it would. There is no doubt Mr. Odom was well received by the Great Scoutmaster.
Paula and family, I'm so sorry about your sweet father's passing. A life of service well lived! His impact on so many will be missed. We are losing too many good souls too fast! I lost my Mother 6 months ago. We are lucky to have had them as long as we did. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the entire family!
I will be thinking about you every day. Remember the conversations Paul and I had on the church bus.
I started working with Paul,Frank Trowbridge, Robert Maynard, J.B. Whitley, Mr.Millman in 1957 at J.M. Huber research lab. The first day I met the, it seemed as if I had always known them. I and Huber owe them many thanks for the way they all took me in and taught me so much. They sent me to Wrens to start up that operation. I used to see them often, but not much in recent times. The last time I saw Paul he was surrounded by Huber friends, and I didn't get to talk with him. I have wonderful memories of all of them. I know God sent me to work with them before I was born. He matched us up.
My heart felt sympathy to all of you. May the Holy Spirit be with you all your days