FREDDIE DOUGLAS ODOM was born the son of the late Ina McKay Odom and Willard Odom. His birth took place on August 1, 1948 in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Freddie was educated in the Marlboro County School System, graduating from Eastside High School, Class of 1966. After high school, Freddie relocated to Newark, New Jersey joining his brothers for more opportunities. He worked various jobs, Seiko Electronics and in the transportation industry. In 1968, he joined the New Jersey National Guard and retired in 1995 with the rank of Sgt. First Class. He became the owner of Cedric's Records, Cards & Gifts in Newark, NJ in 1982 after his brother, the late Willie Odom, and relocated back to South Carolina. He had a strong work ethic and believed in creating employment opportunities for many residents in the neighborhood. After the closing of the store in 1998, he transitioned his occupation into doing transportation, driving tour buses and working in the supply chain. Freddie was a man of God and a faithful, dedicated servant of the church and community. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Wesley United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. He relocated back home in 2007 and began worshiping at his home church, Wesley UMC. He was a valued contributor of the Sunday School program, serving as superintendent until relocating to Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances. In Pennsylvania he fellowshipped at First Baptist Church in Pittston, PA, virtually. On March 8, 2023, FREDDIE DOUGLAS ODOM entered into eternal rest while in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He leaves to cherish his memories, but not limited to: his caregiver and son, Avery Odom; additional caregivers: Joan Gowdy and Sherrell Breese, other close relatives and friends who will miss him. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 19, 2023- 3:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church- 3115 Aaron Temple Church Rd. Bennettsville, SC 29512 with interment in the church cemetery. Everyone in attendance is asked to wear facial masks and exercise social distancing. Tributes maybe posted on Facebook at Quick's Funeral Home or at Quicksfuneralhome.com. Tune into Glory FM Radio 98.5 each evening at 7:30 p.m. for any updates.
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