Floyde (Joe) William Odom 64, passed away peacefully at his home in McKinleyville, CA on June 13, 2013. He was born on May 26, 1949 in Exeter, CA. He came to Humboldt County at a young age and lived there the rest of his life. He drove truck for a living and enjoyed it. He served our country in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He was very proud to be a Vietnam Vet even though it came with hardships. He grew up on the Peninsula and made many life long friends. He has always loved Humboldt County and the memories he made here. Joe had a love for cars and motorcycles. He was always working on some old car or planning a trip on his Harley. He loved sitting around playing cards and bullshitting with his friends. He was a hard worker and good provider for his family. He will be missed by many loved ones and cherished friends. Joe was preceded in death by his father Walter (Buster) Odom; mother Ruby Odom; two treasured sisters: Dean Humphrey & Pamela Odom; an infant son who he will be reunited with, and many lost friends. He is survived by his beloved daughter Jessie Jolena McAlister and her family; his son Darrel Dwayne Odom and his children; two step daughters Rayanna Tatom and Roxanne Flowers and their families; and also by Raydell Eacret his best friend and mother of his daughters. Friends and family are invited to share in a potluck gathering to remember the life of Joe Odom on Saturday June 22nd at 1pm. The potluck will take place at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive Manila, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from June 19 to June 21, 2013