March 2, 1938 – February 10, 2021
Arlan Dean Odom passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 leaving his beloved Quogue, NY with the beautiful ocean breezes that he loved so much. He is now resting peacefully with is beloved wife Ruth Ann (Golding) Odom of 60 years and his son Clet Odom.
Arlan was born to Jess and Eula Mae (Frizzell) Odom in Altus, OK on March 2, 1938. He moved with his family to Brownfield, TX where he spent his formative years. It was at Brownfield High School that he met his boxing coach, Tom Adams, who was a big influence in his life. Under Coach Adams leadership Arlan became a competitive golden glove boxer in both featherweight and lightweight divisions winning 50 of 52 fights in his career.
In 1955 he joined the United States Airforce and in 1957 was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group at Suffolk County Air Force Base Westhampton Beach; Long Island, NY where he was Honorably discharged in 1959. It was here (1958) that Arlan met his wife of 60 years and made his home in Quogue, NY. He retired from a 50-year career at Union Local 1298 as a Fund Administrator. He spent his later years traveling with his beloved wife, Ruth Ann, to different parts of the United States visiting his siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. He loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and enjoyed watching them in their activities and sporting events as they grew up.
He is survived by daughters Robin Fowler and Donna Combs; son in law Kevin Combs; grandchildren Luke Combs, Shane Combs, and Dylan Fowler; siblings Kay Jeffries, Bob and Susan Odom; brother and sisters in law Donald and Marty Golding, and Betty Odom. He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Odom; son Clet Odom; parents Jess and Eula Mae Odom; siblings Troy Bryan Odom, Jessie Arron Odom, Laura Mae Clark, James Roy “Jimmy” Odom, Winston Odom and Linda Odom; sister-in-law Peggy Odom; nieces DeLynn Jeffries and Twyla Clark; and nephew Troy Jr. Odom.
A memorial service will be held at Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home 60 Mill Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY on 4/16/21 4-7pm followed by a Graveside Service on 4/17/21 at 11am at the Quogue Cemetery, 58 Lamb Ave Quogue ,NY