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Odell Gelvin

Odell Gelvin

Odell Wesley Gelvin, a longtime Fairland Area Herdsman passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, he was ninety-five.

Odell was born on November 8, 1927, in Morris, Oklahoma to Elmer and Clara Gelvin. He married Anna Kathryn “Kate” Heatley on February 23, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They moved to Fairland in 1965. Odell was a Herdsman at heart. He worked in Ranching and Farming all his life. Odell was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairland. He loved his family and enjoyed sports. He rarely missed one of the grandkids’ ballgames. After Kate’s passing Odell married Betty (Walker) Gelvin. Mr. Gelvin is preceded in passing by his parents Elmer and Clara Gelvin, his wife Kate Gelvin, his son Ron Gelvin.

Those left to share Odell’s memories are his wife Betty Gelvin, his daughters, Linda G. Wilmoth and her husband Steve of Fairland, and Susan D. Spencer and her husband Junior also of Fairland, his daughter in law Beverly Gelvin of Willow Springs, North Carolina. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Michelle Martin, Heather Gelvin, Misty Moncada, Laci Couch, Amber Spencer, Cody Lewis, Juliana Caldwell, and Brian Wilmoth, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren

Visitation will be at Mr. Gelvin’s home 22100 S Highway 125, Fairland, Oklahoma on Sunday, November 5, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Services are in the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairland.

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