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Obituary for Odis Nobles

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Odis Duane Nobles, 74, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, gained his wings on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

He was born Aug. 28, 1946, in Reichert, the son of Odis Athel Nobles and Velma Mae McLaughlin Nobles.

Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in the New Mount Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. George Vincent officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Hot Springs.

Odis was his daddy’s sidekick from the time he was a young boy, roofing houses with both parents. He helped contribute to the construction of Hot Springs Village by hauling rocks and gravel and also worked for the forestry service for many years before retiring due to disabilities.

In his later years, he rode miles with his brother-in-law, looking for deer, something he loved to do, even though he didn’t hunt. He loved fishing and riding in the boat. Odis also enjoyed spending time with his grand-niece and grand-nephews. He was loved by all who knew him and he never met a stranger.

Odis is survived by his mother, Velma Mae Nobles, of Hot Springs; his sister, Velma Jean Reichardt, of Hot Springs; his brother-in-law, Kenith Kelley, of Hot Springs; one niece, Melissa Black; three nephews Larry Kelley, Ricky Kelley and Cory Reichardt; two grand-nieces; four grand-nephews; numerous extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; four grandparents; one infant sister; and his younger sister, Glenda Joyce Kelley.

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