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‘Rudy’ Odom

‘Rudy’ Odom
June 25, 1956 – July 19, 2020
Luther Rudolph Odom Jr, more commonly known as ‘Rudy’, died July 19, 2020.
He was born June 25, 1956 in Tylertown to Luther Rudolph Odom Sr. and Joyce Raye Rushing Odom. He met his wife and soulmate of 44 years, Cecelia, at Southwest Junior College and they married the end of that school year. He was a petroleum engineer who quickly climbed the corporate ladder landing their family in New Orleans, and later Mandeville.
He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Ogden Odom; his children, Ashley Odom Rabalais and her husband Blaine Rabalais and Luther ‘Rudy’ Rudolph Odom III; his grandchildren Tyce and Ainsley Rabalais, and Luther ‘Rudy’ Rudolph Odom IV; his brother and sisters Ron and Pell Wheless, James Ogden Jr, John and Sally Ogden, Mike and Dianne Melton, James and Susanne Core.
He was preceded in death by his parents Luther Rudolph Odom Sr. and Joyce Raye Rushing Odom; his brother Anthony Blaine Odom; his in-laws James and Claire Ogden; and his sisters-in-law Emalyn ‘Janie’ Elizabeth Ogden and Sandra Lee Ogden.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services which was set to be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Grace Funeral Home & St Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA 70433. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until 12 PM followed by a funeral service at 12 PM in the chapel at Grace. Burial will immediately follow in Tylertown.
Grace Funeral Home & St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden of Covington, LA, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online for the family at

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