Thomas Joseph O'Donnell III
1956 - 2021
Thomas J. O'Donnell III, known to many as "OD", gained his wings on April 24th, 2021, with loved ones by his side, at the age of 64. Tom was born on August 11th, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Tom & Margaret "Peg" O'Donnell and was the oldest of 4 children. The family moved to Erial, New Jersey, where he grew up, spending every moment he possibly could in Wildwood on the Jersey Shore. He attended Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, graduating in 1974, then attended Camden County College, before entering the United States Air Force in 1978, where he proudly served his country for 4 years. In 1983 he moved to Tonopah, Nevada, working for Advanced Security Inc. at the Tonopah Test Range and joined the Nye County Sheriff's department in 1994, serving the community as a law enforcement officer until his retirement in 2016. He was known for his quick wit, larger than life smile, and love for his family. Tom was preceded in death by his infant daughter Meghann Kathleen, parents, Tom & Peg O'Donnell, and nephews Keith O'Donnell & Brian O'Donnell. He is survived by his children Thomas J. O'Donnell IV (T.J.), Eoghan Samuel O'Donnell, and Ryan Elise O'Donnell, granddaughters Jayliah Duckworth and Sophia Hernandez-O'Donnell, Girlfriend, Robin Becht, siblings, Mike O'Donnell (Rose), Pat O'Donnell (Jen), and Peggi Taylor (George), as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Tom will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021, 12:00 P.M., at Pahrump Elks Lodge, 2220 E. Basin Ave., Pahrump, NV, 89048.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on May 7, 2021.
Pahrump Elks Lodge
2220 E. Basin Ave., Pahrump, NV
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I served with Tom at Blytheville FAB back in the late 70's early 80's. I liked Tom, but we could sure get under each other's skin. As does everyone, we lost touch and continued on our seperate ways. In the past 2 years, we reconnected by phone and Facebook. I enjoyed catching up with him, sharing our own life experiences with each other and had lots of laughs. To me, he'll always look and sound the same. Rest in Peace my friend. I know you'll be missed by more people than you know
Ray Logan
May 8, 2021
So sorry to hear about Tom and his suffering please know many are thinking of him he is in our prayers and gone too soon!
Cheryl Larson
May 8, 2021
Robin, I can imagine what you are feeling right now, just know I'm you he found the person he was looking for. T.J., Eoghan, and Ryan, I wish I had the right words to say, but I don't. Just know your dad was loved and in the last 10 years he was a rock for me when I wasn't stable he helped a lot of people and his live for you is everlasting.
May 8, 2021
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