Odell Boyer Jr.

September 19, 1926 ‒ August 16, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Odell Boyer Jr., 91, of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning, August 16, 2018 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home.

He was born September 19, 1926 in Delaware to the late Odell Sr. and Grace Irene (Brightmeyer) Boyer and later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II.

A lifelong Delaware resident, Odell worked for Columbia Gas for many years and was a member of the Delaware Bible Church where he served as a deacon, church bus driver and game leader for the AWANA program.

Left to cherish his memory is loving wife, Prudence (Arnold); sons, Odell Michael (Irma) Boyer of Topeka, Kansas and Jeffrey (Renea) Boyer of Delaware; daughter, Patricia (John) Peters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jeff, Matt, Lenora, Cohen, Lori, Daniel, and Kimberly; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Morgan, Joshua, Madilyn, John Daniel , and Brooklyn; sister, Clara (Larry) Green of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Odell was preceded in death by his brother John and 3 sisters Katie, Ella and Mary.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Odell or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dearest Cousins,
    Lynda and are are so sorry to hear of Uncle “Junior” passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of summer visits with your folks on our annual research trips. We always thought our Dad could talk for days without taking a breath, but yours was a formidable challenger for top dog in this sport! We spent many an afternoon enjoying the conversations as well as a good meal!

    Thinking of you all with love!

  • Dear Cousins Mike, Jeff , Patty and Families, Our hearts broke when we heard about Uncle Junior. I will always remember him as a friendly man who loved his family very much. The Lord is certainly blessing him now for his loving and caring spirit that was very evident as he cared for your Mom. Please know we are praying for you at this sad time in your life, and we will keep praying for Aunt Babe. Love You!

  • Mike, Irma, and family,
    We are all holding you in much love and prayer at this time.
    In God’s Love,
    Pastor Cherie Baker

  • Mike, Jeff and Patti and family,
    A family was often defined by their leader. In uncle Jr. you had one of the best. Uncle Jr always had kind words of encouragement! Truly missed. Truly loved!
    God bless, Mike and Carolyn