Forest "Bugs" "Digger" Dale O'Dell, 91, of Crossville, passed away in his home on Aug. 28, 2018.
Forest was born on June 29, 1927, in Sommersville, WV, to Robert and Martha (Boley) O'Dell. e graduated from Richwood High School in 1945 at which time he joined the Merchant Marines, traveling around the globe. In 1948, he moved to Mishawaka, IN, and began working at Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. He remained there until he retired in July 1989. On March 10, 1950, he wed the former Wanda Stuart, to whom he was married for 64 years. They moved to Crossville in November 1993.
Forest is survived by his children, Cathy (Eugene) Trippel of Mishawaka, IN, Kevin (Julie) O'Dell of Ellenton, FL, and Steven O'Dell of Murfreesboro; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings and his wife, Wanda, in 2014.
A memorial celebration was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Crossville.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on February 11, 2019
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