Odis Wilson Word went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was 84 years old.
Odis was born on July 20, 1933 to Alton Lee Word and Sarah Lee (McNew) Word in Stanton, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Virginia Stout Word and his sisters Patsy, Jane Donna, Kathryn and Judy.
Odis is survived by his children Jimmy Word and wife Liz, Judy DeLaRosa and husband Martin; grandchildren Clay Word and wife Roxanne, Jessica Kirk and husband Matthew, Megan DeLaRosa; great-grandchildren Abby and Jake; sister Sue and sister-in-law Kay and husband Kenneth. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Odis loved the Lord with all his heart and wanted others to know how much Jesus loves us.
Odis loved his family deeply and was so proud of all of them.
The family would like to thank all his family, friends and caregivers for your prayers, love and support through the years.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 am, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Adventure Bible Church, 1905 S. Main St., Roswell, NM. with Pastor Tim Arlet officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.