Paul Odom, 67, of Vidor passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Paul was native of San Augustine, Texas; born on September 27, 1945 to parents Dorothy Mae (Simmons) and John Kelba Odom. He had lived most of life in the Vidor area and was a member of Maplecrest Baptist Church. Paul was employed with Gerdau-Ameristeel Steel Mill in Rose City from September 1976 until May 2006 as a Millwright/Welder. He enjoyed gardening, old model cars, family cook outs and listening to Christian and Zydeco music. Paul loved spending time with his family and friends, who will dearly miss him. He was preceded is death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Odom; wife, Darlene Gayle Odom; son, Johnny Paul Odom; sisters, Anita Dugas, Dorothy Duggins, Joan Foux; brother, Johnny R. Odom. Paul is survived by his children, Hershel D. Odom and wife, Hollie of Vidor, Darla Odom of Vidor; Diane DeRamus and husband, Michael of Orange; sisters, LaNece Hayes of Vidor, Tera Polk of Beaumont, Melba Odom of Vidor; brothers, Kenneth Odom of Vidor, James Odom of Vidor. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Wesley DeRamus, Darlin Brucia, Sara Odom, Amber DeRamus, Kelby Odom, Whitney DeRamus, Jo Jo (DeRamus) Amik, one great grandchild on the way and his large extend family at Gerdau-Ameristeel Steel Mill. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange, Texas.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 24, 2013