Donald Odell Cody, 77, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his home. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Monroe T. and Selma G. Cody. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Sam Norville; a sister, Gladys Amerson; and two brothers, Monroe ìBillî Cody and Roy J. Cody.
He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He retired from Hendersonville Tire, and was a bus driver for Henderson County Schools and the Boys & Girls Club in Hendersonville. He was an exceptional husband and a special loving father.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Cody; three sons, Johnny Ray Norville, Tommy Kerr and Jimmy D. Norville; two daughters, Karen J. Cody and Linda Ann Marinkovic; two sisters, Annie Case and Polly Cody; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Reverend Tony Hall will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park following the service. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 pm Saturday at the church.
so sorry to hear about Don what a great guy we have so many fond memories of him and ANN when we had our place on bearwallow lots of love les and shirley jackson lakeland fl.
So very sorry for your loss. Dad sure enjoyed Don’s visits with him during his last days with us. Now they can pick up where they left off. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We hope you find comfort in knowing Don is with you always in your heart and that there will be a Grand Reunion Day!
Mae Lively, Sarah and Jerry Winters and Jessie
Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Odell’s passing.. He was such a humble and talented man. Praying for you and all your family!
Ann, May you feel Gods comforting arms wrapped around you, I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers,I will always remember his smile and how the kids would always light up when he walked in. the special bond of marriage you two shared was one of a kind. you two have touched so many lives and his memory will always be in our hearts, come have lunch with us any time we love seeing you. God Bless. Erica said tell you she loved him too and you too.
Rest in peace Donald Odell Cody my good friend
Ann & Family,
Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and these days of hurt with Don’s passing.
All those of us who shared his friendship were extremely blessed to know him. And there was never a doubt about his love for his family.
You will be sorely missed. Never will I forget the time you gave me the speech about one of your sons, in the bedroom of the house in Miller, Ann you were there.
Will be dearly missed
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May he fly high…
I will miss you very much.I allways think of the time you pilled and cook alot of patatos for me and my husband, in your out side kichen. They were delicous.I have great memories of use talking, you allways mad me feel good about my self, I appricte that. love you crystal