In Memory

Louis "Louie" H. Odell, Jr. - Class Of 1967

Louis “Louie” “Lou” Odell, Jr.

Lou was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1949. He moved to Palm Beach County in 1960 with his parents and five siblings (sister, Judy, and brothers, Greg, Steve, Howard, and Larry). He graduated from Riviera Beach High School in 1967. Lou spent his life working in construction. He married Jean (Benford) in 1974 and they were married until her death in 2016.

He is survived by his children Fred (Jennifer) and Melissa (Nick) and five grandchildren, Nicholas, Doninic, Christopher, Ashley, and Anthony. Jean’s twin, Joan and her three girls (Sandra, Melinda, and Erika) were dear to his heart. He is survived by his brothers, Greg, Howard (Jennifer), and Larry. Uncle Louie will be remembered by his brothers’ girls, Stephanie, Chrissy, Delacy, and Patricia. Louie is preceded in death by his parents, Louis Odell, Sr. and Eleanor Gregory Odell, his sister Judy, his brother Steve, and his beloved wife Jeannie.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Wednesday, August 25th from 3-6pm with eulogies to begin at 4pm, Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral and Event Center. All are invited after the gathering at Patty Mac’s Restaurant and Bar, 10971 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Please wear comfortable and casual clothing. Please wear any Miami Dolphins clothing, Louis would love it!

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Louis to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, or 14444 Okeechobee Blvd, Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470.


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08/25/21 03:06 PM #1    

Elizabeth Williams (Cowles) (1967)

I am very sorry for the loss of Louie. I will always remember him from school with a big smile, pleasant greeting, or funny remark. I am praying for his many loved ones, that they may find comfort and strength in their time of grief. Sincerely, Elizabeth Williams Cowles

08/25/21 07:01 PM #2    

Melvin Sawyers (1967)

Prayers for the family have been sent up. Another case of someone leaving us too soon. Louie will be missed by many,many. I always enjoyed him in school.

08/26/21 08:12 PM #3    

Kevin Griffin (1967)

I remember when I started the 9th grade at Howell Watkins...I was the new guy..Louie helped me so many times to fit in,,,and got me playin on the football team..Louie,,Harry Groser and I were tight..I learned so much from Louie,and when we would see each other through out our lives,,that famous grin he had,would make me feel right at home....there is no doubt that the good Lord has a special place for you...


08/27/21 04:59 PM #4    

Harry Grosser (1967)

Louie and I played football side by side from Watkins to R.B.H.S. Kevin Griffin, Louie, Johnny Finch and I were good friends and had some great times together. I will miss Louie  and all the crazy things we did.

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