Darrel J. O’Dell, 85, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on August 7, 2017, after battling cancer and other ailments for the past 3 plus years.
He was born in Leivasy, WV, on October 8, 1931, to his parents, Bert and Ludella O’Dell.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Dolly Faye Trout and Emma lee Trout.
Jay held numerous supervisory positions in a 32-year career with Kaiser Aluminum. He worked at their Ravenswood, WV, Gramercy, LA, and Hebron, OH facilities, retiring in 1992.
Known throughout the Ravenswood area, Jay operated numerous businesses focusing on auto repairs, home improvement, HVAC services, etc. In addition, Jay enjoyed friends and family outings, golfing, antiques, car swap meets, and responding to a friend in need.
He was active in the Shriners, and Masons (32nd degree status).
Jay is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna Lee, and three sons, Wayne of Houston, TX, Larry of Columbus, OH, and Danny of Pinehurst, NC; four brothers, Dale of Indian Head, MD, John of Plant City, FL, Bert of Germantown, MD, and Dennis of Stephens City, VA; and one sister, Margaret of Germantown, MD. Jay has four grandchildren, Timothy of Pittsburgh, PA, Rachel of New Albany, OH, Brenna of Hillard, OH, and Amanda of Cincinnati, OH; and one great grandchild, Thatcher.
At Jay’s request, the family asks you to consider donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research, c/o Hazel Brammer, 189 Miller Road, Ravenswood, WV 26164, or the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3229 Barnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.
The family invites friends and family of Jay’s to join us at a memorial service at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV, on September 9, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm to remember Jay and his life.
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