Remembering a friend

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2003

The Extension family suffered a loss with the death of Mr. Lamar Odom on January 7, 2003. During Desert Storm, Lamar filled in for Agent Barry Wood. When Wood retired, Lamar filled his roll until the vacancy was filled.

Lamar was more than a part-time co-worker, he was a wonderful person and a great friend. He never met a stranger and treated everyone with kindness and honesty. He was always willing to listen to people and would go out of his way to help if he could.

He was someone you really liked to work with. A friend, tried and true. He'd give you the shirt off of his back. Cool, calm and collected. He never showed any signs of stress. Prompt. Got the job done. Easy going and caring. He always had a smile and something nice to say.

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Knowing some of us were still working when we had a snow storm several years back, Lamar called to see if we were okay. He'd let us fish in his pond, use his farm equipment, gather pecans from his orchard. He even went out of his way to help a friend find a reasonably priced vehicle.

We'll miss Lamar. His calls for dog food. We're glad he shared with us and loved us. He blessed us and then some.