Registered Pharmacist, RPH
Dwight Odom began working at The Pickwick as a teenager and remembers working at their drive-in restaurant before The Pickwick became a drugstore. The Pickwick had car hops and the soda fountain was a happening place. As a soda jerk, Dwight remembers serving customers and also going out back to watch the local teenagers fight over girls. And, sandwiches and other incidentals were delivered on a Cushman Eagle motorcycle. read more...
After high school, Dwight attended USC and graduated with a BS in Pharmacy. After graduation, he joined the Army and later went into the reserves before returning to work at The Pickwick as the pharmacist, working beside his father and his brother. Today, Dwight feels like it is déjà vu. As a child, he remembers mixing ingredients, making ice cream sodas and adding vanilla flavoring to a variety of drinks. Now, everything has come full circle. His interest originally began creating ice cream creations and later developed into mixing prescription compounds. Not only was Dwight destined to be a pharmacist, his sons would also say he was destined to re-open the soda fountain. It's a family tradition among the Odoms and one that remains a big piece of history for many Greenvillians. close
Owner, Soda Jerk
Chad Odom was born and raised in Greenville, SC and graduated from Christ Church Episcopal School and USC. After school and during summers, Odom spent his time at The Pickwick, delivering prescriptions and working with the customers. When Odom wasn't working, he focused on rebuilding classic cars, especially 1966 Mustangs. read more...
Odom moved back to Greenville in 1993 and was hired as a warehouse loader at Container Management Services, a company that manufactured plastic drums and containers. After working his way up the ladder for 8 years, Odom left Container Management Services and started his own company, Innovative Container. Innovative Container manufactures and reconditions industrial containers and was later sold in April 2007 after being named the fastest growing company in SC in 2003 and number 9 in 2004 and 2005.
Today, Odom is the owner of Palmetto Restorations, a company that specializes in muscle and classic automotive restorations as well as co-owner of The Pickwick. Along with his younger brother, Kelly, Odom purchased the family pharmacy. Odom grew up in The Pickwick and is active in the organization, determining strategies to compete against chains and preserving a bit of history by bringing back the soda fountain that was a popular fixture in the 1940s and 1950s. close
Owner/Registered Pharmacy Technician
Like his brothers, Kelly Odom grew up in the Pickwick ringing up the cash register, delivering prescriptions and sweeping floors. After graduating from USC, Odom spent a brief stint in the lower part of the state before realizing he wanted to return to his hometown of Greenville. read more...
In 2006, Kelly approached his brother about the two purchasing the pharmacy from their father and keeping the business in the family. The following year, the transaction was finalized and the two brothers became co-owners of the Pickwick. They decided to take this opportunity to bring back some of the past history of the store by doing a store redesign and opening up the Soda Fountain. Kelly is a registered pharmacy technician and oversees the operations of the store.
Kelly learned at an early age what a remarkable city Greenville is and the importance of giving back to ones community. Odom currently serves on the boards of both the Greenville County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Arts Council, and is the current president of the Augusta Road Business Association. Local history is also a passion of Kelly's and is evident through his activities. He currently serves as vice president of the Greenville County Historical Society and is secretary of the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, which is appointed by Greenville County Council. close
Registered Pharmacist, PHARM-D
The Pickwick welcomed a new face to their staff, Keefe Ray, in March 2007. Samuel O'Keefe Ray (Keefe) joins Dwight Odom behind the counter and is the second pharmacist on staff at The Pickwick. Keefe is a Greenville native, graduating from Greenville High School, Wofford College, and MUSC. Keefe previously worked for two chain drugstores and is happy to come home to The Pickwick, the drugstore where his wife, Clair, and her family have been longtime customers. read more...
If Keefe's last name sounds familiar, you may recognize the family name “Ray” from The Marquette, the local grocery and butcher shop on Augusta Rd. that Keefe's grandparents owned from the early 50s until 1997. Back in the 50s and 60s, The Pickwick soda fountain purchased all of their meats from the Ray family at The Marquette. Next time you're in The Pickwick, say hello to Keefe and ask him to show you the Marquette soda fountain receipts dated from 1949. close
Registered Pharmacy Technician
Peyton started working at the Pickwick in August of 2009, shortly after graduating with a chemistry degree from Wofford College. He has wanted to work in the pharmacy field since his first year at Wofford and was very fortunate to find work with the Pickwick. When not working behind the counter Peyton has enjoyed acting throughout the upstate, especially at the Warehouse Theatre here in Greenville. Unfortunately, Peyton will not be a pharmacy technician forever; he plans to move to Columbia and enter pharmacy school in the fall of 2012.