James B. Odle, 86, of Tilden, IL, born June 11, 1935 in Tilden, IL, passed away on Friday December 10, 2021 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Odle was a retired trooper with the Illinois State Police. He was a member of Tilden United Methodist Church, the Freemasons, the Illinois Police Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Tilden Lions Club and a longtime volunteer for the Tilden Food Pantry.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Loretta M. Odle, nee Watt, whom he married on July 29, 1955 at the Tilden United Methodist Church, and who just passed away on Tuesday December 7, 2021, his parents – Jerval and Olive (Rose) Odle and his brother – William Odle.
James is survived by his two sons – James R (Janet) Odle of Brundidge, AL and Jeffrey D (Susan) of Sparta, IL, and two grandchildren – James P. Odle of Brundidge, AL and Katelyn (David) Parkinson of Coulterville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Tilden United Methodist Church or to the Tilden Scholarship Committee.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Visiting hours for James and Loretta will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday December 12, 2021 and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday December 13, 2021 at the Tilden United Methodist Church in Tilden, IL.
Funeral: Joint services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday December 13, 2021 at the Tilden Methodist Church in Tilden, IL with Pastor Cody Battefeld and Pastor Kimberly Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Tilden Cemetery in Tilden, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.