Gary R. O'Dell, 75, of Coleman, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Tendercare, Inc., Clare. He was born May 23, 1939 in Flint, the son of the late Edwin and Genevieve (Coanes) O'Dell. Gary married Joyce F. McCormick Feb. 21, 1959 in Coleman. He retired from General Motors
in 1994 after 30 years of service. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, with fishing being his favorite activity. He also spent a lot of time small game hunting, deer hunting and camping. Family was Gary's priority; he loved spending time with his children, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Joyce O'Dell of Coleman; son, Rick and Marvella O'Dell of Coleman; Pat and Denny Lawrence of Burton, Dawn and John Hagon of Coleman; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry and Nancy O'Dell of Coleman and David O'Dell of Beaverton.
There will be a memorial luncheon 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Coleman Wesleyan Church. Those wishing to honor Gary's memory are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, Mich., 49301. O'Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.