BESSEMER CITY - Odis Leander Biddix, 83, passed away June 23, 2013, at North Carolina Veterans Home, Salisbury.
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He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Cleveland County to the late Lester and Mary Jane Bell Biddix.
Odis served with the United States Navy from 1950-1954. He retired from Winn-Dixie, Akers-Center after 40 plus years of service.
Odis bright-ened the lives of everyone he met. His warm smile and positive personality caused people to laugh and smile even in the darkest of times. He was a long-time member of First Wesleyan Church, Bessemer City where he sang in the choir for many years and The Golden Chorus. The fam-ily would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation for the love and care given to Odis by the Life Enrichment Center in Kings Mountain, Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia and the North Carolina Veterans Home in Salisbury.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Steve Biddix and wife Lisa of Gastonia; daughters, Tammie Biddix Dockweiller and husband Chris Dockweiller of Angel Fire, New Mexico; Tena Biddix Buchanan and husband Rev. Tommy Buchanan of Kings Mountain;daughter-in-law, Jane Hines Biddix; brother, Bobby Biddix and wife Jeri of Reston, VA.; brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Jan Peck of Bessemer City; Vicky Biddix of MN; Ralph and Dot Long of Kernersville; grandchildren, Ben Biddix, Lee Biddix, John Biddix, Clint Biddix, Ciera Buchanan, Andrew Buchanan, Kala Cord, Christy Falls, Hannah Dockweiller-Olguin; great-grandchildren, Janiyah and Josiah Moore; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Nadine Peck Biddix; son, Benny Biddix; brothers, Paul Biddix, Marvin Biddix, Joe Biddix, Junior Biddix; sisters, Aldie Biddix Odom, Evelyn Biddix Hughes; brother and sisters-in-law, D.C. Hughes, Mae Biddix, Ruth Biddix, Judy Biddix, Barbara Biddix, Dave Odom, Bill and Mae Rayfield, Charles and Betty Webster; mother and father-in-law, Roy Lee "Jack" Peck and Florence Peck.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at First Wesleyan Church, Bessemer City with the Revs. Tommy Buchanan, Wes Brown and Dick Whitener officiating.
His family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church and other times at the home of Steve and Lisa Biddix.
Memorials may be made to North Carolina Veterans Home, PO Box 599, Salisbury, NC 28145 or First Wesleyan Church, PO Box 682, Bessemer City, NC 28016.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
730 Gastonia Highway Bessemer City, NC 28016
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 26, 2013