Jimmy “Cotton” O’Dell, 87, of Louisville, passed away at 5:09 am on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.
He was born on May 21, 1932 in Hoosier Township, the son of the late Leland and Bessie (Abell) O’Dell. He married Carol Jean Wilkins on September 6, 1988 and she survives.
Cotton spent most of his working life farming and tending to local oil fields. He liked to watch deer and wildlife. He really enjoyed visiting people and having coffee with his friends. Cotton was a veteran of the United States Army.
In addition to his wife Carol Jean, Cotton is survived by two daughters; Debra O’Dell of Louisville and Janet (Archie) Cruse of Louisville, two grandchildren; Wendy O’Dell of Louisville and Kalynn (Gerald) Bargh of Rinard, four great grandchildren; Marley, Raely, Archer and Fletcher, three brothers; Larry (Mary) O’Dell of Flora, Harry O’Dell of Flora and Thomas O’Dell of Louisville, three sisters; Nancy Palmer of Anderson, Indiana, Connie (Ronald) McKinney of Louisville and Betty Willis of Louisville. Besides his parents, Cotton was preceded in death by two brothers; Billy and Donnie O’Dell and by a sister; Brenda Sue Hale.
Funeral services honoring the life of Cotton will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Triplett & Neal Funeral Home in Louisville. Bro. Kelly Carruthers will officiate. Interment will follow at Dillman Cemetery in Sailor Springs where military rites will be accorded by the Sailor Springs American Legion Post #230. Visitation will be held at 12:00 pm until the time of services on Wednesday. Memorial contributions in Cotton’s memory are suggested to the family. You are invited to share your memories of Cotton and leave a condolence at www.triplettandneal.com
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