Owner/Registered Pharmacy Technician
Kelly Odom grew up in the Pickwick ringing up the cash register, delivering prescriptions and stocking shelves. 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. 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. In 2011, Kelly purchased his brothers shares of the Pickwick making him sole proprieter. Odom 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 has taken leadership roles in various organizations having served as president of the Metropolitan Arts Council Greenville County Historical Society, Augusta Road Business Association and as secretary of the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, which is appointed by Greenville County Council. Odom has also served on the boards of the Greenville County Museum of Art, Friends of the Greenville Zoo, and Preservation South Carolina. Local history is also a passion of Kelly’s and is evident through his activities. Odom has written two books on the history of Greenville (Greenville Textiles & Greenville’s Augusta Road) and chaired the initiative to save the historic Wilkins House.
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.
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.