Marvin E. Odell, 82, of Slater, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at First Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Jan. 18, 1923, in Richmond, he was the son of the late Roy and Lula Swafford Odell. On June 22, 1947, in Richmond, he married Marilyn Dailey, who survives of the home. He was a U.S. Army-Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 78 in Slater. He and his wife owned and operated Odell's Restaurant and Foxden in Slater from 1962 until their retirement in 1996. He had served as president of the United States Open Fox Hunt, National Fox Hunt and All American Fox Hunt, and was the only person to win all three.
Additional survivors include one son, Gene Odell of Shawnee, Kan.; two daughters, Rita Carpenter of Safford, Ariz., and Connie Holt of Slater; five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.