David "Ross" Odom

October 13, 1935 - January 16, 2021

David Ross Odom, 85, of Beaumont, passed away on January 16, 2021, at Gilbert’s Assisted Living, Beaumont. He was born October 13, 1935, in Farmerville, Louisiana, to Eunice Hudson Taylor Odom and Willie Bert Odom.

Ross was a longtime resident of Beaumont. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Army Reserve. He retired from the Exxon Mobil Polyethylene plant and was an active member of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kerwin Merritt Odom; his brother, Kenneth Wayne Odom; and wife, Mary Lou Newcomb Odom.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Ann Isaacs, and her husband, W. Dennis Isaacs, of Beaumont; granddaughter, Leslie Ann Hutchison Walker, and her husband, Joshua Walker of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and great-grandson, James Hutchison Walker, of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; brothers, Ira Taylor, of West Monroe, Louisiana and Gayle Odom, of Tenaha: and stepsons, Dale Newcomb, of Spring, and Walter Newcomb, of San Antonio.

His cremation arrangements will be handled though Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His family will gather at a later date for interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, Louisiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Special thanks to Virginia Morrow of Gilbert’s Assisted Living and Heart to Heart Hospice, for the excellent care they provided to Ross during his final months. Also, special thanks to Faye Provost, for all of the assistance and care she provided to Ross over the past few years.

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Jeane Whitnell

Ross was a friend, a co-worker at Mobil Chemical and a good neighbor.

Mary Casto

May the Perpetual Light shine upon him! He was an ever present grandpa throughout Amy and LA’s childhood, always there to cheer them on with great pride. His love for his granddaughter was without question. I pray for peace and comfort for you.

Marion Tanner

Ross & Mary Lou were CASA volunteers for a number of years. They both had a heart for children. RIP Ross.

Chuck Sherman

I worked with Ross more than a few years at the BPEP. I remember Ross well, he was always smiling, and laughing about something. I pray for God to comfort his family at his passing.



David Washenfelder

Have known Ross for 45 years , and he was a very good man.

Patrice Rabalais

Kim, Praying for comfort for your family. I have good memories of your Dad when I taught Kerwin . I also able to reconnect with him at Colllier Park. He spoke of you and his grandchildren with pride.