Jack Lee O'Dell
Jack Lee O'Dell
  • April 26, 1923 - May 17, 2017
  • Birmingham, Alabama

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Jack Lee O'Dell Sr., age 94, of Birmingham, passed away on May 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ann, sons Jack Jr. (Susan), David (Cindy). Jeff (Angie) and Martin (Debbie) and a very special sister in law and caretaker Faye Burkhart, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He retired from L&N Railroad and Brinks Armored Car Service. He served with pride in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW2 and was a navigator and top machine gunner on a B 17 Bomber. He flew 28 combat missions over Nazi held territory was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 3 clusters. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from12-1 P.M. at John Ridouts Elmwood Chapel with graveside services following at 1 P.M. at Oakland Cemetery.