Dwight David Odum, age 64, of Bristol, VA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

David was born November 12, 1956 in Bristol, Virginia, a son of the late Rollin and Hazel Smith Odum.  He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area where he was employed by UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  David was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Mitchell.

Survivors include his life partner, Cathy Maynard; daughters, Lora Viers and husband Shane and Keleah Odum; step daughter, Lisa Sawyers and husband Steven; son, David Blake Odum; grandchildren, Naomi Viers, Gabriel Viers, Nautica Brightwell, Trinity Brightwell, Madison Odum and Ryleigh Odum; special dog, Theo; sister, Barbara Lewis and husband Stanley and Mary Doss, brothers, Bill Odum and wife Cheri, Kenneth Odum and Steve Odum and wife Karen; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Shirley, Jeff and Brian Meade; and many many friends.

The funeral service for Mr. Odum will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating.  The family will receive friends 6 until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service. His final resting place will be held at what he called his Heaven on Earth at his very special friend, Shirley Meade’s farm at the Meade Family Cemetery, 3622 Clinch Mtn Rd, Lebanon, VA 24266, at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 with Rev. Darrell Fritts officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Burnette, Lewis Hufford, Shawn Martin, Jeff Meade, Seth McKee and Zack Axsom. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Axsom, Chase Axsom, Chris Axsom, Ralph Farmer, Billy Fields, Shane Viers, Brian Meade and Sam Hill. The funeral service may be viewed by livestreaming at www.oneroomstreaming.com EventID: WeaverFH Password: ZGQDBQ.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.