Mr. Amos Lincoln Odum, age 92, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday afternoon (4/14/21) at Baptist Health in Jacksonville following an extended illness.
Born July 29, 1928 in Baxley, Georgia, he was the youngest child of the late Neal Archibald and Sudie Mae Cain Odum. He grew up in Appling County and attended Brewton-Parker College and Mercer University. He was retired as a salesman with Life Insurance of Georgia following a 40 plus year career.
A faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear, he attended the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Joy Group Lunch Bunch. He was active serving with the Bereavement Committee and the annual Peanut Boil.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Frankie Bagley Odum; 2 sisters, Anna Ruth Murphy and Elizabeth “Libby” Odum; and his brother, Archibald Odum.
Survivors include his 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Robert Thomas of St. Johns, FL and Susan and Michael Schlumbrecht of Blackshear; 2 grandsons, Blake Thomas (fiancé Lindsey Ledford) of Jacksonville and Brandon Thomas of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; 1 great grandson, Bryce Michael Thomas of St. Johns; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday (4/17/21) at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Meeks Cemetery in Nicholls, GA.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Bereavement Fund, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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