Jeffrey Robert Odaniell, 56, of Carbondale, IL, died Sunday, August 20, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Huffman-Harker- Walker Funeral Home, 210 West Oak St. in Carbondale. Visitation will precede the service from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Jeff was born September 22, 1960, in Carbondale, to John Robert and Marilyn (Brewster) Odaniell. He graduated from Carbondale Community High School in 1978. While attending SIU-C, he was employed at Huffman Funeral Home and Westroads Liquor Mart in Carbondale, followed by a career as sales representative for Koerner Distributor, Inc. Jeff was the laughter and light in so many lives and will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Gail (Hammel) Odaniell of Carbondale; daughter, Megan Lucille Odaniell of Carbondale; sister, Cora Sedlacek (Dean) of Carbondale; brothers, Thomas Odaniell of Murrieta, CA; Stephen Odaniell of Carbondale; father and mother-in- law, Charles “Butch” and Lucy Mae Hammel of Carlyle; sisters-in- law Jeanette Reynolds (Gary) of Albers; Sandy Wehking of Centralia; Kim Holtmann (Dale) of Albers; brother-in- law Bob Hammel (Kim) of Carlyle; and 27 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army or SIU-C Touch of Nature Environmental Center.