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Barney W. Odom, Sr.

March 20, 1941 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 81)


On Tuesday, July 27, 2022 we lost a legend named Barney W. Odom, Sr. Mr. Odom was born in Darlington On March 20, 1941. He was raised in the Dovesville Community by his parents, the late Harley W. and Louvinia Stanley Odom. Barney believed in working hard and showing up on time, values he carried with him as he worked for SONOCO for 36 years. In the late 1980’s, he and his tree climbing dog, “Flatnose” appeared on the Johnny Carson show and was later invited to Japan and to the Smothers Brothers Show. He was such a hit, that he was also invited out for a second interview with Johnny Carson.  Barney refused a contract with a major beer company because he felt that Flatnose’s talent was for the children to enjoy.

Barney always enjoyed being outdoors, using herring or flounder nets and catching spots. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his children: Randy (Angela) Odom, Wayne Odom, David (Trini) Odom, Barney (Dawn) Odom; all of Darlington, grandchildren: Chelsea Odom, Brooke (Brock) Quick, Jordan (Jesse) Gaymon, Logan Odom; great-grandchild, Collins Quick, siblings: Francis McNeese of MS, Delores (Robert) Altman of Camden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Frankie” White Odom, a grand-son, Trampus Odom and a sister, Dorothy Howle.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday at Flat Creek Free Will Baptist Church, with burial following in Black Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening at Belk Funeral Home and other times at 3428 Oakland Dr, Darlington.

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July 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Belk Funeral Home - Darlington
229 West Broad Street
Darlington, SC

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Flat Creek Free Will Baptist Church
2951 Society Hill Rd

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