James "Jimmy" Ray Odham, Jr., 42, of New Bern died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
He was co-owner of Cotten Funeral Home before its sale in 1998. He was currently working for the company that owns the funeral home as a Market Manager where he continued to lead Cotten Funeral Home and other funeral homes and cemeteries throughout Eastern North Carolina. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Hunting Club and the New Bern Elks Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, B. T. and Doris Odham, Walter Kernade and Berta Wilson, and Ruby and Ralph Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal Powers Odham; two sons, James Odham III and Matthew Odham both of the home; parents, James Ray and Carolyn W. Odham of New Bern; mother, Mary Jo Lowdermilk of Vanceboro and brother, Joe Lowdermilk of Vanceboro.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Cotten Funeral Home. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to the Odham family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.