By: Hughes S.C.R. No. 7
  WHEREAS, A rich and purposeful life drew to a close with the
  passing of James W. Odom of Lawton, Oklahoma, on October 5, 2021,
  at the age of 77; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Cherry and W. L. Odom, Jim Odom was born
  on August 5, 1944, in Muskogee, Oklahoma; he grew up in nearby
  Wagoner and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where he
  earned a bachelor's degree in geology; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Odom began his career at City National Bank and
  Trust and eventually retired from First National Bank and Trust; a
  valued member of the Lawton community, he played an important role
  in financing numerous businesses as well as eight churches in
  Oklahoma and Louisiana; and
         WHEREAS, On May 31, 1968, Mr. Odom married Judy Kimbriel in
  Waco; over the course of a rewarding union that spanned more than
  half a century, the couple were blessed with a fine family that grew
  to include two children, James and Ashleigh, and six grandchildren;
  in his leisure time, he loved to hunt and explore the great outdoors
  with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren; he was
  also a man of strong faith; and
         WHEREAS, Although Jim Odom is deeply missed, memories of his
  warmth, kindness, and delightful sense of humor remain to comfort
  and inspire those he leaves behind; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas,
  3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of James W. Odom
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  wife, Judy; to his son, Dr. James Odom; to his daughter, Ashleigh
  Berry, and her husband, Jarett; to his grandchildren, Isaac Odom
  and Jack, George, Rebecca, Joseph, and Nate Berry; to his sister,
  Joanna Beck, and her husband, Wallace; to his sister- and
  brother-in-law, Ann and Jerry Secrest; to his friend, Bill
  Farinholt; and to all others who mourn his passing; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Jim Odom.