Lafaette Odell of Wyandotte died Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Miami after an illness. He was 63.

Mr. Odell was born July 18, 1943 in Midland, Texas, to Wright Lafaette and Opal Myrtle (Casebeer) Odell. He had lived in the Wyandotte area for only a year, moving from California, where he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Operating engineers. He was a member of the North Valley Calvary Chapel in California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, Pete Odell of Oregon House, Calif.; two daughters, Shelly Odell of Los Angeles, Calif., and Brandy Odell of Live Oaks, Calif.; two brothers, Charles Odell of Wyandotte and Larry Odell of Wyandotte; two sisters, Delores Ferguson of Windsor, Calif., and Sandy Brolyks of Lamirda, Calif., and five grandchildren, Ryan Odell, Andrew Odell, Carter Odell, Samantha Odell and Justice Patrick.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at the Macedonia Cemetery outside Stella, Mo., under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.