Fallen Hero: MSgt (Ret) Oscar Craig Odom

Brandon, MS

Funeral Home

Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Dr Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 957-6946


11 AM-12 PM, July 23, 2020 at New Life Assembly Of God, 300 Shiloh Rd, Brandon, MS 39042


12 PM, July 23, 2020 at New Life Assembly Of God, 300 Shiloh Rd, Brandon, MS 39042


Another great Airmen and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  July 19, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  MSgt Oscar Craig Odom (Ret), age 76, a retired member of the MS  Air National Guard who had served within the 172d Maintenance Squadron, 172d Air Lift Wing has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airmen.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Airmen”



A Service of Worship

Praising God And

Celebrating the Life  Of

 Oscar Craig Odom

April 23, 1944 —  July 19, 2020

Oscar Craig Odom was born in Waynesboro, MS on April 23, 1944 to Oscar P. and Minnie Kelley Odom. Oscar Craig left us on July 19, 2020 to be with his Lord and Savior with a smile on his face!  He loved God, his country and his family.

Craig graduated high school in 1962 at Waynesboro-Central High School in Waynesboro and joined the U.S. Navy serving four years during the 1962-66 timeframe.  Upon discharge from the Navy he later worked at Vickers/Eaton Industries, Jackson until retirement.  He had been a member of the MS Air National Guard, 172d Maintenance Squadron, 172d Air Wing as a Master Sergeant (MSgt) where he retired.

Craig was preceded in death by both his parents, Oscar and Minnie Kelley Odom and his wife, Carolyn Sue Odom.  Survivors include his daughter Karen Suzette Odom McCall (Ricky) of Brandon, MS; the LOVE of his life, grandchildren, Kristen McCall Mangum (Matthew) and Kaitlyn McCall, two great grandchildren, Mylee & Colt Mangum, and brother, Glen D. Odom (Frances) of Terry, MS and multiple cousins.

Visitation will be from 11-12 AM, July 23, 2020 at New Life Assembly Of God, 300 Shiloh Rd, Brandon, MS 39042, preceding services at 12 AM.  Following church services the MS Patriot Guard will escort the family party to the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Newton, MS where he will receive full military funeral services.