Wilson Odies Word | 1963-2018

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Wilson Odies Word

Wilson “Mitch” Odies Word, 54, of Lubbock, died July 18, 2018.

His memorial service was held July 21 at Abundant Harvest Community Church in Brownfield.

Mitch was born Aug. 2, 1963, in Levelland to Charles and Wanda (Bilbrey) Word. He was an award-winning sportswriter for more than 20 years with the Levelland News Press, Wise County Messenger, and Brownfield News.

While attending South Plains College, he toured with the Country Caravan. He performed with various area country and rock bands his entire adult life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Zach; and grandson Ethan.

He is survived by his daughters, Brandee Tells and husband, Nathan, of Odessa and Kailey Word of Brownfield; brothers Kyle Word and wife, Kathy, of Abernathy and Owen Roberts and wife, Cindy, of Benton, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

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