William G. “Tater” O’Dell

Born: 04/06/1940 Passed:

In Loving Memory

William G. “Tater” O’Dell born April 6, 1940 in Akron, Ohio went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018. Bill was an Army Veteran who was lovingly known as “Tater” at the VFW Post 1062 in Cuyahoga Falls. He was an active member of the Post and played on the pool league. On any given day you could find him at the Post playing pool, talking to his friends, and if there were sweets around…well, he was in heaven!

He also worked at the AMVETS taking in donations; we truly believe that he never met a stranger. He was always willing to help anyone who was in need.

We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to Bill’s physicians/caregivers at the Akron City Hospital with a special recognition to the staff in the Acute Palliative Care Unit. Thank you for your care, you are truly special people. May God Bless You

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Argabrite; aunt, Iva and uncle Chris Philios, loving companion, Shirley McCulley, and her sons, Ralph and John McCulley.

He is survived by his cousin, Christina (Bob) Arrington; daughters, Janice (Bob) Shriver and Laura Kistler; son, Michael Fasy and many other loving members of the McCulley, Hall, and Bell families including Shirley (Dave) Gorsline, Brenda (David) Thomas and Sue (Tim) Koehler.

Services with full military honors will be held Monday, April 23rd 2018 at 2:30 pm at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Friends are invited to join the family following services at the VFW Post. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.

Heritage Cremation Society




9 Tributes to William G. “Tater” O’Dell

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tater was one of the best friends I had he was always helping others he will truly be missed at the VFW
    For his pool playing skills and the hugs he gave out to all

  2. The Kalbach family. says:

    Tater will be missed by our family. We had an on going joke about my (Kathy) shoes. He taught many of us the fundamentals of pool. God bless and keep you Tater.

  3. The Kalbach family. says:

    God bless and keep you Tater. You will be missed.

  4. Gary Votaw says:

    Tater was a hell of a guy, I always called him the “hustler “ cuz he could suck you into a game of 8 ball and before you knew it he had ya. He was a blast to play pool with and proud to call him my friend. Rest In Peace good buddy.
    G. Votaw

  5. Claudia Labbe says:

    You were the best, Tater. We will miss you.

    Leo and Claudia Labbe

  6. Makayla Jacobs says:

    Tater helped my mom (Betty Ingram) all the time. When she was at work he would watch my brother(Tommy Jacobs) and I ( Makayla Jacobs). He also came to a few of my military service at my elementary school. He would also help me with school work. He was truly a blessing to be around.
    And even though he is gone to be with the Lord. He will never be forgotten down here on earth.

  7. Betty Ingram says:

    Whenever I needed help ,Bill was always there..If he couldn’t do it he always found someone that could help..I will truly miss him..R.I.P. Bill…. we will meet again ….

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  9. Brian McGuire says:

    Tater was a really nice, laid back guy who was loved and will be missed.

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