2018-07-05 / Obits


GREGORY KEITH SOHLDEN, passed away suddenly on June 22, 2018 in Katy, TX. Enjoying life to the fullest up to the end, Greg was bowling on the morning of the 19th when he suffered both multiple strokes and blockages in his heart but died, despite valiant efforts and wonderful care at Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Melissa; daughters, Nicole (and Chris Kubecka) and Emily (and Nick Flores); his treasured grandson, Maddox Flores; and Domingo, his precious dog.

Gregory was born on January 9, 1955, in Imlay City, to Wayne and Marion Beardsley Sohlden, who preceded him in death, as did one brother, Dan. He is survived by 14 siblings: brothers, Wayne, David, Matthew, Peter and Paul; and sisters, Becky, Julie, Faith, Nancy, Kathy, Wendy, Judith, Debbie and Pam; as well a great number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Greg and Melissa left Michigan in the seventies and they made their home in Katy, TX. After getting laid-off from a job in the steel industry in the early ‘90’s, Greg followed his passion and entered into the comic book and sports card world as the owner of Odyssey Comics and Cards. This venture and the many relationships he created has thrived for 26 years resulting in a loyal customer base Greg referred to as his Odyssey family.

Greg was a great fan of all related to sports and was a proud supporter of his Houston teams, the Astros, Texans and Rockets. He was a talented carpenter with a creative eye for home repairs and remodels. He found pleasure in creating a heaven on earth in his backyard with a socializing shed, prolific garden, an ornamental pond and koi fish. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee, a great craft beer and a strong port. He got along with everyone and always enjoyed time spent with his family, friends and his customers. He was well-respected for his generous nature, his easy-going demeanor, cheerful attitude, civil discourse and his gentle soul. Greg will be remembered fondly as a great man, a wonderful husband and father, and the coolest grandfather. Greg lived his 63 years to the fullest. The only regrets belong to those left behind who will miss him greatly.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 from 5-9 p.m. at Karbach Brewing Company, 2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX, 77092.

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