Sad News - RIPJohn “Digger” Odell - Noted Antique Bottle Historian and Author

In from John and Margie Bartley:

It is with great sadness and regret that I send along the news of the passing today of John "Digger" Odell. In a call I received from John Wolf this afternoon, I understand arrangements are being made by the Mueller Parker Funeral Home in Mason, Ohio where the obituary and information regarding services will be posted. Our prayers are with his family and many friends.

John ''Digger'' Odell's website is still up, and his books are available here:

Savannah GA Show 2003 - Digger Odell and his many books - Photo from

The Findlay Club sends our condolences to John's family and friends. His was a name known to all bottle collectors, and the hobby will long remember and miss John Digger Odell.

Note: no obituary/service info posted on the funeral home's website yet, as of Friday morning 10-29-11. I will check back tomorrow, and update this post with the info when it is available. -- Obituary link.

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