Odom (Block Creek Ranch)
1949 - 2006
By Pam Malcuit
Christie "Chris" Odom, Jr., was born
on January 27, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana,
and he grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas. A graduate
of Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches,
he spent many years in the oil industry in New
Orleans, Louisiana. In 1985, he moved to Navasota,
Texas, and had several construction companies.
In 1997, he helped establish Block Creek Ranch
in Comfort, Texas. He moved to Comfort full-time
in 2000, to run the cattle operation on Block
Creek Ranch. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn
Odom, one sister Diane Pollock, and his long
time companion, Dr. Mickey Bush.
Always the consummate gentleman, Chris leaves
a huge hole in our hearts as well as in our
organization. Starting with buying a few cows
for Mickey, he soon became deeply involved in
working first within his region and then later
with the national association to promote his
beloved Dexters. His enthusiasm and the zeal
with which he approached his various projects
dealing with the ADCA were very infectious.
He worked tirelessly to raise funds to support
our youth programs and was in his glory while
making it happen. His duties as ADCA Vice-President
were a good pleasure for him to perform - and
he performed them tirelessly, politely and with
unending good humor. Chris passed away while
serving as Vice-President for the ADCA.
To say he will be missed just does not begin
to describe it. Our deepest sympathy goes to
his family and especially to Mickey.