Graveside services for Fredric Odell Chism will be held on Friday, May 31 2019, at Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville, TX at 10am with Dr. Charles Wilson and Dr. Tom Cotton officiating. Odell went to be with the Lord in the early afternoon of Thursday, May 23, 2019 ,surrounded by his family.
Odell was born on April 9, 1936 in Zephyr ,TX to Arthur and Jewel Chism. Upon his graduation from high school, Fredric enlisted and faithfully served his country in the US Army for 10 years. He received a BA in Education from UNT Denton in 1976. He married the love of his life, Linda Traylor on June 22, 1956, and they were soon blessed with 2 wonderful children. He was always a loving father and husband, and later grandfather and great-grandfather. Odell had a love for Christ, and always willing to share the good news of the gospel.
Odell was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jewel Chism; 2 sisters and 2 brothers; and his son, Freddie Chism in 1989. Those left to cherish their memories of Odell include his wife of 63 years, Linda Chism; daughter Cheryl Cotton and her husband Tom; grandchildren Chris Chism and his wife Sarah, Payton Magatagan and her husband Todd, and Kelsie Coody and her husband Jacob; 3 great-grandchildren Logan, Lucy, and Scarlett; and brothers Billy Ray Chism and Earnest Don Chism. Fredric will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.