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John Michael O'Dell




John Michael O’Dell, 76, of Pipestem departed this life June 29, 2021, joining his wife and sons in Heaven following a sudden illness.

Born February 2, 1945 in Eastbank, he was a son of the late Walter R. and Ella Marie Staton O’Dell.

John was a US Navy Veteran. He was also a coal miner, mine electrician, and retired from the heating and cooling industry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Kathryn O’Dell; two sons, Joseph and John O’Dell; one sister, Teresa; and one brother, Patrick.

Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Beth Adkins of Parkersburg and Megan Affeld of FL; five grandchildren, Leah Adkins, Tommi Adkins, Mathew Affeld, Emma Affeld, and Morgan Affeld; one great-grandson, Sawyer Jacob Affeld; one sister, Anne Carico; and one uncle, Frank.

At his request, the body has been cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

West Virginia Daily News has been serving Greenbrier and Monroe Counties since 1866.

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