Odell Thomas Milby, 92, New Hope United Methodist Church member

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Odell Thomas Milby
Odell Thomas Milby

Odell Thomas Milby, of Williamsburg, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the age of 92.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Cornelius and Hattie Maude Wilson Milby and sister, Pearl Virginia Willis.

Odell was a painter for the Chesapeake Corp of Virginia, retiring in 1985. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends, as well as gardening, bird-watching and photography. He was a member of the Historical Society of King & Queen County and New Hope United Methodist Church and he served on the Board of Directors of Kinfolks, Inc.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 65 years, Esther Wilson Milby; daughter, Betty Milby Case and her husband, Dean Elliott Case, of Williamsburg; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was the special uncle of his niece, Dorothy Ashburn (Ranny), of Carrollton and nephew, Joseph A. Drudge Jr. (Gail), Athens, Georgia and host of other nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14,2015, at the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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