Joe Richard Odhams made his last wildly inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on March 20th.
Joe was born and immediately dubbed “our favorite child” to John and Joan in March of 1953. Their constant love, support, caring far exceeded anything Joe deserved.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years the recently wealthy and overly devoted Karen and his proudest accomplishments kids Jacetta Deeds, Angela Odhams, Jorunica Odhams, Charleena Odhams.
Additionally he is survived by his much older sister Belinda Sparks, Cynthia Hann and Francis McGee of whythehelldoyoulivethere Texas and younger Brothers Alvin Williams and Jerry Odhams.
Joe’s demise will now allow them to emerge from his shadow. A variety of nieces and nephews with mediocre upbringing would complete the list of those left to embellish his memory.
Joe's employment history was standard, College recruiter, Oyster Shucker, YMCA executive director, and for the past 16 years City of San Francisco employee.
He had two basic philosophies regarding work “careers are for the unimaginative “and, “surround yourself with great people and stay the hell out of their way.”
His 30 plus years as a volunteer basketball coach from the kindergarten to High school level afforded hundreds of Children and parents exposure to Joe’s unique personality. Half a dozen or so of these folks might speak of him fondly if pressed.
Joe died knowing that Shaft was the best movie ever. Prince best recording artist, Clint Eastwood the baddest man on the planet, and that chicks dig El Caminos.
His regrets were few but include eating a rotisserie hot dog from a convenience store in the summer of 2002, not training his faithful dog Rita to detect cancer, and that no video evidence exists of his prowess on the basketball court or in the bedroom.
Although a less than average life span, Joe did not live an average life. He traveled where he wanted to travel, laughed inappropriately at every chance, learned what he wanted to learn, fix what he wanted to fix and loved who he wanted to love.
Cremation will take place at the family’s convenience, and his ashes will be kept around as long as they match the décor.
Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:00am until 12:00pm with a Memorial Service to begin at 12:00pm at C.P. Bannon Mortuary in Oakland, CA. Don’t be late!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.P. Bannon Mortuary, 6800 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
Anyone wearing black will not be admitted to the memorial.”