Jerry Layne Odom, 72, of Maumelle, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, after a seven year battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer which ended with his family by his side.

Jerry Layne Odom, 72, of Maumelle, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, after a seven year battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer which ended with his family by his side.
He was born June 2, 1939, in Bee Branch, to the late Arthur Hampton Odom and Mable Ester Henson Odom. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Greenbrier. Jerry grew up on a dairy farm where he learned the value of hard work. Those values and his work ethic made him a successful salesman in many venues. He was best known for his sales techniques and the many creative ways to sell manufactured homes. In 1979, he opened his first dealership, which became known as Odom’s Mobile Homes. Many will remember his long running television commercials which featured his trademark phrase, “That’s another reason we’re number one; check it out.” After his retirement and a brief stint back at Circle O Farms, he returned to what he loved the most, the sales of manufactured homes where he continued to work until his passing. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed the company of his many grandchildren. His favorite pastimes were spent entertaining family and friends often while cheering on the Razorbacks and calling the Hogs. With his quick wit and humor few could resist cracking a smile when he was around.
He is survived by his wife, Trish Odom of Maumelle; daughter, Jerri Lyn “JJ” High (Kelly) of Hot Springs; three sons, Louis Odom (Donna) of Lee's Summitt, Mo., Mike Odom of Conway and Jerry Odom Jr. (Connie) of Quitman; one stepdaughter, Robyn Lowery Richardson (Keith) of Little Rock; his sister, Bea Odom Tipton (Nelson); his grandchildren, Kelly Lyn High, Alexandra Odom, Jerry Odom Lawson, Casi Lawson Hudson, Josh Odom, Jake Odom, Olivia Richardson, Lowery Richardson, Parker Richardson, Alexandra Kamille Richardson; and five great-grandchildren.
Our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Infusion 4 nurses, techs, staff and volunteers for their compassion, love and care that we shared as a family. Each of you touched our lives in a very special way. Also, a thank you to the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, nurses, staff and a very special note of gratitude to Dr. Bart Barlogie and Dr. Fritzs Van Rhee.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, in Greenbrier at Springhill Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Stephenson and Pastor Greg Kirksey officiating. Interment will be in Sumner Cemetery at Cabot. Pallbearers will be Josh Odom, Jake Odom, Jerry Odom Lawson, Bill Elrod, Brian Kirksey and Paul Graves. Honorary Pallbearers are Barry Lillard, Gary Wilson, Jammy Turner, Larry Graddy, Paul Lovett, Darrell Wallace, Kent Dollar, Phil Brockinton, Jimmy Brockinton, Jim Reynolds, Nelson Tipton and Mike Achten.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the chapel of Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. At Jerry’s request it will be casual dress.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street #816, Little Rock, AR 72205;  20th Century Club Lodge, 4011 Maryland Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 or The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Research, 4301 W. Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205.
Arrangements are provided by Roller-McNutt in Conway. Online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.