Odell Skeens - 1942-2009
Odell Skeens, 67, of Ashland passed Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, following an extended illness.
Odell was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Clarence and Tiny Joe Muncy Skeens.
Odell worked as an auto mechanic. He was a member of Rush Lodge 715, F&AM, and 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Skeens, and a sister Kathleen Vaughn.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Skeens of Youngstown, Ohio, and the Rev. Rick Skeens of Ashland; a daughter, Marsha (James) McDowell of Huntington, W.Va.; three brothers, the Rev. Jack Skeens of Ashland, William Skeens of Lexington and Thomas Skeens of Apple Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Joy (Lace) Hampton of Charlottesville, Va. and Diane (Tom) Sparks of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Anthony Skeens, Courtney McDowell, Bethany Skeens, Savannah McDowell, Daniel Skeens and Hannah Skeens; and a great-grandchild, Ciera Brook Arthur.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, by the Rev. David Mckinney at 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood is in charge of arrangements.