Charles Rayford Odom

Graveside services with military honors for Charles Rayford Odom, 84, Lawrence will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Odom died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home.

He was born January 13, 1930, in Wewoka, Oklahoma, the son of Henry and Murlin Odom.  He graduated from high school in Kermit, Texas.

Mr. Odom joined the U.S. Air Force when he was 18 and retired after 20 years of service, as a Master Sergeant in communications.  He was an avid University of Kansas Athletics Fan.

He married Donna L. Regelin, July 18, 1958 in El Paso, Texas.  She died in February of 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Brickell and husband Russell of Lawrence; son, Jeff Odom of Lawrence; brothers; Cecil Odom and wife Betty of Midland, Texas, and Vernon Odom and wife Norma Grace of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Cassandra Brickell of Seattle, Washington, and Douglas Brickell of Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Special Olympics sent in care of the funeral home.