|Birth: ||May 27, 1957|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2011|
CARBONDALE -- Timothy William Odaniell, 54, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Louis University Hospital, just two days after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.
A visitation for friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Huffman-Harker-Walker Funeral Home in Carbon-dale. A private burial service of cremated ashes will be at Bethel Cemetery in Benton.
Tim was born May 27, 1957, in Carbondale to John Robert and Marilyn Brewster Odaniell.
He was married to Susan Sugawara of Placentia, Calif., on May 5, 1990, in Las Vegas. She survives and lives in Carbondale.
Other survivors are his parents; sister, Cora and Dean Sedlacek of Carbondale; brothers Thomas Odaniell of San Diego, Jeffrey and Gail Odaniell of Carbondale and Stephen Odaniell of Carbondale; and nephews and nieces, Grant and Kristen Sedlacek of Kirkwood, Mo., Andrew Odaniell of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., Sean Odaniell and Kyle Odaniel, Joseph Odaniell, U.S. Navy, and Megan Odaniell of Carbon-dale.
Tim was preceded in death by a brother, David Bruce Odaniell, of Carbondale; and grandparents, Brossell Doty Brewster of Benton and Clyde and Mary Vick Odaniell of Johnston City.
Tim graduated from Carbondale Community High School and then worked at The Squire Shop and Westroads while attending SIU Carbondale. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing in 1983. Upon graduation, Tim was hired by American President Line, where he was promoted through various positions for 19 years. At the time of his retirement from American President Line, he served as operations manager in the Intermodel Transportation Division at the Port of Los Angeles. In 1988, after 26 years in sunny Southern California, Tim retired from American President Line and he and Susan moved home to Southern Illinois. They have enjoyed living closer to family and reconnecting with his friends from high school and college. Tim also enjoyed traveling with Susan to warmer climates, reading, cooking, keeping up with current events in politics and business and caring for their Sphynx cats, Chuck and Shelly. Tim also was a member of Carbondale Elks Lodge. Tim will be remembered by his family and friends as someone who truly loved life, always has an engaging smile and infectious laugh, knew tons of trivia, saw the bright side of life, balanced work with pleasure, found humor in every situation and never met a stranger. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Cemetery Association, c/o Bonnie Ezzell, Treasurer 511 S. Locust Sesser, IL 62884.
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Published in The Southern Illinoisan on November 11, 2011
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Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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