Bernard G. Odom

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Daily Press
October 25, 1992


HAMPTON – B.G. “Bill” Odom, 71, a Rich Square, N.C., native and a Phoebus resident for 52 years, died Saturday, Oct. 24.

Mr. Odom retired in 1970 as a lieutenant in the Detective Bureau after 22 years with the Hampton Police Department. He began his career as a police officer in the town of Phoebus and worked as a collection manager for Virginia National Bank from 1970 to 1986. A member of LaCrosse Memorial Presbyterian Church, he was a life member of Phoebus Volunteer Fire Company and had been active in the Phoebus Resque Squad since the 1940’s. He graduated from the F.B.I. Academy in 1952.

Survived by his wife, Adell S. Odom; a daughter, Dorthy O. Barry of Ivor; and two grandchildren.

Visitation from 7 to 8:30 tonight at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and at other times at 18 Violet Street. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday in Parklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Frank Crawford.

Memorials to Phoebus Rescue Squad, S. Hope Street, Hampton 23663 or LaCrossse Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1518 N. Mallory St., Hampton 23664.

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