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Odle, James A

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July 7, 1931 - June 24, 2017

Odle, James A

James was born on July 7, 1931 in Grapevine, Texas and raised by his aunt and uncle (Aunt Bill and Uncle Glenn Offutt). The family lived at various locations between Dallas and Houston. James graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston, Texas. Soon after graduation, gaining employment with A.C Horn Paint Company as a tinter.  It was during this time (1950) that he met and married the love of his life, Joyce Rinewalt. This union produced their first son, James Jr., in 1951.

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Uncle Sam called in 1952 and James served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His 2 year tour of duty was spent stateside at various military bases, including those in New York and El Paso.

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Following his honorable discharge in 1954, James returned to his bride in Houston and went to work for the City of Houston. During these prosperous years the family grew with the addition of sons Donald and John.

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Having three sons, James found himself dedicated to their interest in baseball. He not only became their coach and mentor but a valued mentor to many of the other young players under his supervision in the Little League, Pony League, and Colt League in North Houston. His sons recall his dedication to them by never missing a practice or game. And with 3 sons in different age groups playing at the same time, this was no easy task!

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His one other hobby during this time was fishing. He loved fishing the saltwater bays around Bastrop Bayou. This love of fishing is carried on to this day by his sons and grandchildren.

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After 28 years with the City of Houston, James retired. Deciding to venture into the antiques and collectibles business with his wife, they started their own business – Odle’s Follies. Going to auctions, estate sales and garage sales gave him many years of enjoyment. He discovered he had a knack for finding “good deals” and fixing up the old furniture they bought. Then after 20 years of successful business, James decided to give retirement another try.

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In this much deserved 2nd retirement, James discovered the joy of kicking back and spending time with family.

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James and Joyce were married for 66 wonderful years. They lived happily until he was welcomed home into heaven June 24, 2017.

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He will be greatly missed by all.

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Visitation: A visitation was held on 2017-06-28 at Darst Funeral Home.


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