William Porter Odom, 79, of Valley Acres, died in a local hospital last night. Mr. Odom was born Dec. 7, a884 at Loudon, Tenn. He was a retired employee of the Honolulu Oil Company and had resided in this area for the past 37 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are his widow, Ida, Two sons, Claude of Taft and William P. Jr. of Bakersfield; four daughters, Billie Wright of Los Angeles, Mrs. Robert E. Hurdle of Los Angeles, Mrs. C.B. Lewis of Carmichael, and Mrs. L.E. Shearer of Fair Oaks; one brother, Walter J. of Bakersfield; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Pickleseimer of Mountain View; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of the West Side Cemetery Mausoleum with the Rev. E.J. Authelet of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at West Side District Cemetery. Friends may call Friday afternoon and evening at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home.