Edward W. "Pike" O'Dell, 84, of Moline, IL, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Genesis West in Davenport, Iowa. Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the New Boston Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of services at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to the Alzheimer's Association or the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born February 9, 1931 in Rock Island, Illinois. He was raised by Hartzell and Esther Imber O'Dell. Pike graduated from New Boston High School and enlisted into the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was at sea on the minesweeper U.S.S. Peregrine for two years. Pike graduated from Store Keepers School in Bayonne, NJ, served on the Rhine River Patrol in Germany for two years and received the sharpshooter medal.
On June 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marjorie R. Luallen in Woodhull, IL.
Pike was employed as a salesman for the former Stevenson Sales in Davenport, Iowa for 25 years and later employed by Chart Automotive Group for 16 years. He drove shuttle for Lindquist Ford.
He was a lifetime member New Boston Masonic Lodge #59, American Legion Post 246 and St. John's Methodist Church in Davenport.
Pike enjoyed working with Marjorie at Bishop's, golfing, college basketball, track, Chicago Bears football and being with people.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; 3 sons, Dwight O'Dell of Baytown, TX; Tracy (Patti) O'Dell of Eldridge, IA; Drew O'Dell of Moline, IL; 3 grandchildren, Shannon (Zach) VanMeter, Anthony and Kate O'Dell; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Sylvia, and sister, Shirley Baird and son, Shawn O'Dell.
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
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Friday, June 5th, 2015, 10:00am - 11:30am, Fippinger Funeral Home
Friday, June 5th, 2015, 11:30am, Fippinger Funeral Home
New Boston Cemetery