Henry Frederick (Fred) Odom, Jr, 80, of North Charleston, entered into eternal rest on August 18, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Born on March 13, 1941, Fred is preceded in death by his parents Henry Frederick Odom, Sr and Mary Broughton and a brother-in-law, Don Parmenter.
Fred is a native son of Charleston, SC, having excelled in sports at an early age. He graduated from Bishop England High School where he was MVP of the basketball, football and baseball teams. As a young man, he apprenticed as a pipe fitter at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. His dedication to his work at the shipyard ultimately led to his position as production nuclear refueling manager of submarines, retiring in 1993. At retirement, TJ Porter, Captain USN, Commander of Charleston Naval Shipyard, presented Fred a Certificate of Appreciation for the years of dedicated service to the Charleston Naval Shipyard and our Nation. Following retirement, Fred continued to be active in the community and St John's Catholic Church. He was grateful for the time he was able to spend with his growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his spouse of 35 years, and the love of his life, Sadie Odom. Daughter, Jan Hoffman and grandchildren Ryan Martin and Ava Hoffman, Son, Richard and wife Billie Jean; grandchildren Stephanie Crowder and husband, Tim, Kristin Grow and husband Rusty; great grandchildren, Jack, Olivia and Rhett Crowder, Miles Hanson, Kyleigh and Levi Grow. Son, Hank and his wife Anne Keeling and grandson Joshua. Daughter Jennifer Oliva and husband Stepan, grandchildren Victoria Lopez and husband Jonathan, Megan, Alexandra and Ethan Oliva. Stepson Jimmy Austin and wife Gina; grandchildren Allison All and husband Tyler, Kyle Austin, Stepdaughter Wendy Austin. Sister, Sharon Parmenter; niece Heather Watkins and her husband Tony, Grand-nephew Eric. Aunt Sarah Broughton and many cousins and extended family.
Graveside services will be held at Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred's memory may be made to KNCB (Keep North Charleston Beautiful) at
www.kncbdonate.org. See link at the bottom of the tribute page on our McAlister-Smith website.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com/.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Goose Creek, 869 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843) 553-1511.