By | November 19, 2021
Tyler Odell Death

Tyler Odell Death – Tyler Odell, a senior student and athlete of Limestone University, has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 24. Tyler’s was reportedly found dead by a maintenance worker in his Gaffney apartment on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The Cherokee County Coroner,  Dennis Fowler said the victim that was found dead was identified as Mark Tyler O’Dell, 24, of 1635 Stonecrest Lane. The Police said investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

The family members of Tyler Odell had earlier reported they had not been able to get through to him by telephone since Wednesday afternoon which was the last time they spoke to him. Fowler in a report said, he didnt see any foul play in the death because Tyler lived alone and was secure in his residence, and that he will await autopsy result before making any ruling on the cause of the death. Tyler who was originally from Alabama had lived in Gaffney for the past 3 years.

Limestone University and its Athletics Department are saddened by the sad loss of Tyler Odell as they send condolences to the family, friends, teammates, and coaches of Tyler at this difficult time. The Limestone University Sib Collins Counseling Center in a Facebook post said they will will be available to provide support for Limestone students, staff, and faculty by contacting Mary Campbell at [email protected] Tyler Odell obituary and funeral service will be announced by the family.

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The Cherokee Chronicle – “LIMESTONE PLAYER FOUND DEAD
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says he is investigating the death of a Limestone University baseball player found dead in his off campus Gaffney apartment Thursday afternoon. Fowler identified the student as Mark Tyler O’Dell, 24, of 1635 Stonecrest Lane.
“O’Dell was found unresponsive by a maintenance worker at 12:50 p.m. after family members reported they had not been able to reach him by telephone since having last spoken to him Wednesday afternoon. The student lived alone and was secure in the apartment. I do not see any immediate indication of foul play in the death, however I willawait autopsy results before ruling on the cause and manner,” Fowler said.
Fowler said the Limestone senior had lived in Gaffney for the past 3 years and was originally from Alabama.
“Please keep the student’s family, teammates and the entire student body in your prayers.” “

Limestone University – “REMEMBERING TYLER O’DELL
Limestone University and its Athletics Department are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of senior student Tyler O’Dell (North Hanover, N.J.), a member of the Limestone baseball team, and extends their deepest condolences to Tyler’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches.
The Limestone University Sib Collins Counseling Center will be available to provide support for Limestone students, staff, and faculty by contacting Mary Campbell at [email protected] Limestone students, staff, and coaches can also use GameChanger platform through the National Center for Performance Health for 24/7 confidential assistance by calling 866-684-2007.
O’Dell was in his fourth year with the Saints after transferring from Mercer County Community College. He was named All-Conference Carolinas in 2020 and was an Academic All-Conference Carolinas selection in 2019. In his three previous seasons at Limestone, he batted .267 with eight doubles, a triple, 15 RBIs, and 18 runs. He batted a career-high .316 over 22 games and posted a .444 on-base percentage in 2020.
Limestone asks for the entire LimestONEnation to remember Tyler’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn his passing and celebrate his life.
Once a Saint, Always a Saint.”

Luke Harris – “I’m not usually the kind of person to get on social media and express how I feel about something. Today is an exception however. Today around 2:05 pm I received a message from my coaches to get to the locker room as soon as possible. When me and my teammates arrived there was silence, the kind of silence where you could hear a pen hit the floor. Something in my gut told me that this isn’t right and that something terrible has happened. It saddens my heart to say my teammate/BROTHER Tyler Odell has passed away. He was only 24 years old and was entering into his 4th year here at Limestone. I’m posting this to remind everyone just how fragile life is. It is so important that you always tell your loved ones, friends, etc. that you love them, and how much you care about them. I’m also speaking to my fellow Christians to always reach out to people and spread the gospel. Wake up!!! Do not wait to say something tomorrow, because tomorrow is never promised!! With the times that we are living in we don’t have any time to waste!! I am so thankful God allowed me to be in Odell’s life for a little over a year and a half. I am also thankful God sent Coach Harker to our program! Coach always always always makes sure to tell us how much he loves us. Coach Harker is also a Christian who has no shame in praying for his athletes. I’m thankful Odell was around people that cared about him and loved him for the last parts of his life. Please keep the Odell Family in your prayers and hearts as they go through this season of grief!! Fly high buddy”

Limestone University Athletics – “Limestone Athletics Department Mourns the Loss of Tyler O’Dell”