James Reagan Odom
March 13, 1921 - February 2, 2013
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Monday 2/4

Services for James Reagan Odom, 91, will be at 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated by special friend and pastor, Rev. Brian Mercer. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Reagan was born in Union Parish on March…

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Tommy Folk left a message on February 5, 2013:
Member of the "Neighborhood and Company Family" and lots of good memories. One of the good guys who will be missied by all who knew him.
Phyllis Brode left a message on February 5, 2013:
I just happened to be perusing the obituaries and I always like to read the obits of WWII veterans. Since my Dad was also a WWII vet and served in the Navy 20 years, Mr. Reagan's write-up especially attracted me. What a man and what a life! Thank you for honoring your father in this way and allowing readers to appreciate all that he did during his life. I know you are so proud of him and your accolades for him show his love for you. My sincere condolences to your family.
David Worthington left a message on February 4, 2013:
I only knew Mr. Odom for one week. I met him on on Wednesday, Jan. 30th making a Chaplain visit to see him at Lincoln General. He had just come under our Hospice Care. I had been notified that he was a WWII veteran. With my being a Viet Nam Veteran, I looked forward to meeting him. Although, he labored some to talk, he was lucid and able to comletely articulate his thoughts. I had a great visit with him. As a musician, I often carry my guitar and I asked if he would care to hear a couple of old hymns. He responded by saying, "That would please me." So, I sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." We talked briefly and then he asked me if I knew "The Navy Hymn". I told him that I did, but I didn't know all of the words, and that I would also have to learn it on my guitar. I promised to learn it and come back on Friday since I was having to return to Ruston for a meeting. I did get there Friday morning around 10;30 am and I could tell he was not doing as well. His daughters were present and we talked and then decided for me to go ahead and sing the song for him. He laid there with his eyes closed and non-conversant, but we were prayerful that God allowed him to hear "The Navy Hymn" one more time. I was personally blessed to encounter this gracious gentleman and thank him for his tremendous contribution to our nation ,and actually, the world's safety. Here are the words to the first stanza of The Navy Hymn: "Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm doth bind the restless wave; Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to Thee for those in peril on the sea."
Merle Shinpoch left a message on February 4, 2013:
My prayers are with you all.
Ginger Gilden left a message on February 4, 2013:
Pops was an inspiration to all of us. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We know NuNu welcomed him Home with a big smile. Love, Flynn, Ginger, Aaron & Casey Gilden
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
walter edwards left a message on February 4, 2013:
So long old friend. You gave me the nickname of "Flip" when we were in grammer school and has remained as part of my identity these many years. My thoughts and prayers are wih the family.
Bill Weathersby left a message on February 4, 2013:
Dear Judy, I am so sorry with your loss. I know he was a Christian man, enjoyed life, and a war hero.
Betty Madden Harrison left a message on February 4, 2013:
Dearest Judy, Donna Lynn and Reagan, I didn't hear of your father's death until Monday evening, Feb. 4th. Marilyn and I would have certainly come to the funeral had we known. What great memories we have of your dad and all the other wonderful parents we had in "The Neighborhood". I always enjoyed the few visits I had with Reagan in his later years. He was a true gentleman. My prayers go out to all of you as you say goodbye to your beloved parent. Love to each of you, Betty
The Stephen Vessel Family left a message on February 3, 2013:
Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts now and in the days ahead. "Precious memories, how they linger."
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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