Steven Smith O'Dell

steven o'dell

November 3, 1956 ~ March 7, 2021

Born in: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Steven O’Dell, 64, of College Station, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in College Station. Visitation will begin at 1pm followed by a Life Tribute Celebration at 1:30 pm, Saturday, March 20, 2021, both at the funeral center. The family is being served by Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Steven was born to his parents, Herbert O’Dell and Jennie Justice O’Dell, in Albuquerque, NM. Steve was born in Albuquerque and moved to Roswell NM as a young child. He graduated from Goddard High School, Roswell NM and attended Lubbock Christian College where he was on the Rodeo team there and at Texas Tech. His introduction into the Lumber business began with Payless Cashways and spanned 40 years including his years at McCoy’s Lumber as Operations Manager. One of Steve’s greatest adventures was moving to Wyoming to be a “Ranch Cowboy.” He was on the Rodeo circuit, mostly riding bulls, getting hurt, but “gettin back on.” Steve loved fishing and the Rodeo, where he acquired many belt buckles, hats, awards and broken bones.

Aylssa Smith, his daughter; Kim O’Dell, his sister; Herbert O’Dell, his father; Curtis Smith, his stepfather, all proceed Steve in death.

To cherish his legacy are his children, Crystal Smith, Misty Waters; his mother, Jeannie Smith; his grandchildren, Piper, Quinn, Olivia, Camden and Riker; his sister, Stacy Hunter; nephews, William Hunter and Wyatt Hunter; his fiancé, Terri Hall; and extended family and close friends.


Visitation: March 20, 2021 1:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Celebration of Life Tribute: March 20, 2021 1:30 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. I am heart-broken for you, Terri. Steve was an amazing guy. He had so much knowledge with building materials. I learned more than I knew, from him. He was quite a character, too. We shared many laughs together. It won’t be the same without him at McCoy’s. I wish I could have worked with him a lot longer than I did. His McCoy’s family is here for you, if you need anything.
    Mike Gideon

    • Thank you Mike. He loved you guys and working there. Steve was quite a character and I loved him dearly.

  2. I’m heartbroken and wished I had known he was sick. He was an amazing adopted brother. May God Bless you through this time. Geraldine

  3. Steve was a fun loving guy that loved to talk when I came over. He had to be great. He loved Terri. So hard to see my friend hurt so.

  4. Steve you are truly missed. I’m sorry Terri for your loss again. I wish I could bring you comfort through this delicate situation.
    I love you Kat

  5. Cowboy was my sidekick for along time… his hard work in the airline industry made us a powerhouse team!
    Guna miss his humor and wisdom.
    Rest easy my friend.

  6. Your love for old country music, good beer and true friends were what fueled your passion for life. I’m thankful for the gift you gave me in Crystal. And adopting Misty as your own. They’ve grownup to be responsible women with vision and passion for life and family. Our Crystal can sing old country and you would be amazed and honored. Both Misty and Crystal are women of integrity and commitment. I know you would be so proud of them. Ride off in the sunset, you will be missed.

  7. I met Steve a few years ago while visiting my sister Terri and Steve and I hit it off from the beginning. I will miss him and his quirki humor.

  8. I love you Steve, I know your happy up there with your daughter and ex-Wife, I love and ill keep you in my heart for LIFE…

  9. Steve was my uncle I didn’t know he was in heaven with my mom and brother and sister I will see ya when I get there uncle Steve I love you

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