Odell Young

February 3, 1944 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Odell Young Obituary/Virtual Registration

Odell Young was born February 3, 1944, in Chicago, IL to his parents Cordell Young and Rozelle Stennis. Affectionately known as Uncle O, accepted Christ at an early age while attending The Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. He attended Chicago Public Schools and graduated from Collins Academy High School. 

After high school, Odell moved to Philadelphia with his mother. He later enlisted into the United States Navy, where he was a chef on the USS Chukawan Tanker for four years. He later moved to Baltimore, MA, after the Navy, to work for Maryland Bell. 

Odell then moved to Anderson, IN to pursue a career at Excello Corporation Welding. After Excello Corporation closed for business, Odell began traveling before settling down again in Jackson, MS for the next six years. 

After he retired, Odell returned home to his family in Hammond, IN for the remainder of his life. Odell Young passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023. He was 79. He will always be remembered as the coolest, most laid-back, caring and giving person. He always loved to sew, the way his mother taught him, and he loved making clothes for his sister, Tamar. 

Odell is preceded in death by his parents Cordell Young and Rozelle Stennis. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Tamar Young-Moore; brother Judah Young; niece Tasemann Washington; nephew Jamar (Kanisha) Moore and his pride and joy his great nephew Darren Johnson, Jr. and a host of cousins, other family and friends. 

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April 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Divinity Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3831 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312

Funeral Service
April 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Divinity Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3831 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312

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