Odell McMeans Jr. was born February 4, 1957 to the late Sarah and Odell McMeans Sr.
He was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn McMeans and brothers John Calvin and James Darrel McMeans.
Odell served eleven years in the United States Army. After returning home from the military Odell begin working for Frazier Gardner as an electrician until he gained employment with Faulkner University as a maintenance technician. Odell’s favorite hobby was fishing and he was the best at it (or so he would say while boasting and bragging with his family and friends.) but honestly he was a very good fisherman and fishing was his passion. Odell was a member of the local lodge –291.
Odell accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Lilly Baptist Church, Letohatchee, AL until he moved his membership to the New Providence Baptist Church, Ramer, AL. After joining New Providence Odell was ordained as a deacon under the leadership of Rev. Larry Beamon, Odell served on the deacon board until his health began to fail. Odell was also a member of the New Providence male chorus and Sanctuary choir.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife Sylvia McMeans; seven children: Odaisha McMeans, Montgomery, AL; Erick Odell McMeans, Sacramento, CA; Courtney (Tomarsha) Urquhart, Hephzibah, GA; Adrian (Kaneisha) Urquhart, Montgomery, AL; Quenton Urquhart, Montgomery, AL; Erika Martin, Sacramento, CA; and TaVonnica Corner, Mobile, AL; Eleven grandchildren: Erik Aden-Odell McMeans, Nivayah Erika-Renee McMeans, and Avion Erick Brown, Sacramento, CA; Jaylen Urquhart, JaQuan Robinson, and Jasmine Robinson, Hephzibah, Ga; JaJuan Daniel, Brianna Daniel and Justin Urquhart, Montgomery, AL; Amir Urquhart, Sommerville, SC;, Sydnei Urquhart, Jesiah Owens Montgomery, AL;, and Tyrese Bass, Mobile, AL. Grandmother, Fannie Mae Taylor, Ft. Deposit, AL; one brother, Kalvin McMeans, Montgomery, AL; five sisters: Bobbie McMeans, Greenville, AL, Francis (Willie) Crenshaw, Montgomery, AL; Ella (Ralph) Parker, Alvion, Michigan, Gloria McMeans and Christine McMeans, Birmingham, AL; mother-in-law Louise Provo, Montgomery, AL; six sister-in-laws, Kathy (Theordore Stephens) Wilbekin, Demeteriss (Jesse) Barnes, Brenda Townsend and Dorthy (Marvin) White, Montgomery, AL; Michelle Provo, Birmingham, AL; four brother-in-laws, Rev. Waldo (Shelia) Provo and David (Trivia) Cheeseboro, Birmingham, AL, Darryl Provo, Indianapolis, IN, Damien Elliott, Orlando, FL; Michael Provo and Deryl Provo, Montgomery, AL; eight aunts, Sarah Louise (Otis) Murrell, Atlanta, GA, Margie (Charlie) Harrison, Rosie (Earl) Carter and Pearlie McHenry, Ft. Deposit, AL; Willie Mae McClain and Alma Parks, Ramer, AL; Maggie Rivers Ft. Deposit, AL; Shirley Kidd Montgomery, AL; six uncles: Willie (Lisa) Taylor, Pleasantville, NJ and Robert L Taylor, Ft. Deposit, AL; Jessie Rudolph, Jessie (Bernice) Provo Akron, OH; Eddie (Alice) Provo Ramar, AL; James Walker Montgomery, AL; devoted friends Keith Mitchell, and Evan a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

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