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Odie Duane Sivils
February 13, 1959 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Odie Duane Sivils, of Newcastle, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on November 11, 2023, at the age of 64. Odie was born in Grants, New Mexico, on February 13, 1959, to Sharon Rose (Vaughn) Sivils, and Odie R. Sivils. He was raised in Kearny, Arizona. Because his dad had to move often for work, young Odie had already attended 8 different schools before he reached the 2nd grade.
As a Ray Bearcat, Odie was set to graduate from Ray Senior High in Kearny with the Class of 1977, at the top of his class no less. Instead, just three days before graduation, Odie decided to take off with his best buddy Rick to join the United States Navy. He was stationed in Seal Beach, California, where he made several loyal, lifelong friends.
After his time in the military, he went on to work in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. He ran Division Oil Field in the 90s along with his father and his brother, Bryan. He also owned four bars in the Oklahoma City area during the 1990s. During his career, he not only worked hard, but put in long hours in which he traveled to places like Switzerland, Africa, and Germany, amongst many other places. On October 9, 2015, he began working for Matador, formerly known as Jasper. A master mechanic from the time he was very young, Odie loved to work on cars, passing along his mechanical aptitude to his son. His latest project was a ’76 Corvette, and a Jeep.
Odie enjoyed life. He loved socializing. He enjoyed going to the river, day-drinking out at the lake, and camping out in the desert. He loved to fish, but hardly ever caught anything, and anyone who knew Odie knows he absolutely loved going shopping. Called the “biggest collector of basically everything”, Odie enjoyed adding new finds to his heaps of treasures. He could – and often did – spend hours in Sam’s Club, Academy, and Harbor Freight buying whatever made his heart content that day.
He loved his Harley and had two of his own, one of which was incredibly precious to him since they don’t produce it anymore. More precious to him than his bikes were of course, his family. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy (but they weren’t allowed to touch the Harleys). Described as “a tremendous person” who everyone loved being around, Odie was a deeply good man. He was good to everyone he knew; he was funny without even trying, friendly, protective of his family, and kind, no matter the situation. He was a true Patriarch in every sense of the word. Odie’s loving presence will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Odie R. and Sharon Rose Sivils, and his brother, James “J.C.” Sivils.
Left to “treasure” his memory always are his loving wife of 26 years, Kelly Culverhouse; three children, Katelyn Sivils and her significant other, Parker Pearcy of Newcastle, OK, Odie Sivils of Carlsbad, NM, and Jessica Jones of Buffalo, MO; three grandchildren, Lana Rose Pollard, Kaleb Lovejoy, and Jaxon Cash Russell; two siblings, sister Deirdre Sivils, and brother Bryan Sivils, both of Newcastle, OK. Odie is also survived by his longtime best friend, Rick Olson of Arizona, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.