The City of Snellville is mourning the loss of longtime councilman Samuel Wayne Odum who passed away Thursday.
He was 92.
Odum was the longest serving councilmember in the city’s history, serving several terms spanning the course of 33 years from 1963 to 1999. The city’s former senior center was named after him, city officials said. He was instrumental in creating T.W. Briscoe Park and a sewer system in the city.
Former Mayor Emmett Clower praised Odum for his service to the city and considered him a great friend.
“Wayne Odum was a man of his word,” Clower said. “He loved Snellville.”
The City of Snellville flag at City Hall has been lowered in his honor.
Funeral services will be at Tom Wages Funeral Home in Snellville.