O'DELL, WARREN G. - age 93, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2014, in Knoxville, TN. A native of Murphy, NC, he lived most of his life in Anderson County, TN. Warren was of the Baptist faith. A WWII veteran, he served proudly in the US Coast Guard during the war. He was a retired co-founder of Beverly Steel Corp. in Knoxville. Warren loved working on his farm with his horses and dogs. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Warren was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Janie P. O'Dell. He is survived by one son, Rodney O'Dell of Norris, TN; one daughter, Elizabeth Lollar and husband Daniel of Powell, TN; one grandson, Devin O'Dell of Norris, TN; one brother, David O'Dell and wife Gladys of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Opal Graves of Lawrenceville, GA; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to give a special thank you to caregiver Vallerie Valentine and the staff of Tennova Residential Hospice. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Dr. Eddis Dockery will officiate. Burial will be in the Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites being conducted by the Veterans Organizations: V.F.W. Post #10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96 and D.A.V. Chapter #73 and American Legion Post #532 of Hayesville and V.F.W. Post #6812 of Hayesville. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, 211 Center Park Drive, Suite 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922. You may send tributes to the O'Dell family at www.townson-rose.com. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2014