John Patrick Mooney O'Dea

john o'dea

December 16, 1951 ~ May 9, 2024

Born in: Flint, Michigan
Resided in: Smyrna, Tennessee

John Patrick Mooney O’Dea, age 72 of Smyrna, Tennessee died Thursday May 9th, 2024 at Stonecrest Medical Center. He was born in Flint, Michigan and graduated from Grand Blanc High School.

John was survived by his wife Linda O’Dea, children Mary (JD) Meriwether, Sean (Lucero Hernandez) O’Dea, Jason O’Dea, Joshua (Nikki) O’Dea, Allan (Holly) Vaughn, Jeremy (Chrissy) Vaughn, Chris Ash, and Jimmy (Ticha) Ash along with a host of siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Legona O’Dea, and sister Julie O’Dea.

John was a member of Springhouse Worship and Arts Center and worked 20+ years at Nissan in Smyrna, TN. He was a veteran in the United States Navy where he gained a love of travel. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Michigan Wolverines. He was also a fisherman and golfer when time allotted. His favorite pastime was playing cards with his wife, Linda, and many family and friends throughout the years.

A celebration of life service will be held at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center on Wednesday May 15th, 2024 at 5pm with Pastor Kevin O’Dea officiating.


Celebration of Life: May 15, 2024 5:00 pm

Springhouse Worship and Arts Center
14119 Old Smyrna Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. John was an amazing man, and I’m glad he was a part of my childhood. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I’ll never forget you John and your deep love for your family. Thank you for loving us and always making us feel welcome. Love you

  3. Tis a sad day I know…he was a dear old friend of mine for more than 50 years my prayers are with thee…God Bless

  4. My love, my life, my best friend, I will miss you and hold you in my heart forevevr and ever! Your laughter will live on forever through our daughter and that beautiful O’Dea smile!. Until we meet again my love! 💞

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