Edward Lewis Todd, 78, of Cookeville, TN, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Edward was born in Doyle, TN, on May 27, 1935, son of the late Sadie P (Dodson) and Dewey McKinley Todd.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary J (Glore) Todd who survives him; along with a daughter Sharon Todd Thomas.
He gave service to his country by serving in the U.S. Navy. During his working years, he was employed mainly as routesaleman for Coca-Cola Company, Colonial Bread Co., Golden Flake Potatoe Chip Company. As routesalesman, this allowed him to meet many people who easily became his friends that were life-long. During working years and after retirement, he was a minister of the Gospel, serving as pastor at many churches both in Macon GA and Cookeville TN, along with others around the Mid Tennessee area. He served as Hospice Chaplain for Lazarus House and HouseCall for 13 years. He served as pastor of the Hilham Church of God for nearly 40 years. His life was dedicated to God and due to his love for God and sharing the Word to all he came in contact with he was able to bring many souls to Christ. He was full of compassion, tenderness, care for everyone, family, friends and even strangers who soon became friends. With his life lived and having now gone to his heavenly home, may these words bring comfort and joy to all who knew him..."May the Work I've Done - Speak For Me."
Funeral Service at Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center, Cookeville, TN, at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 16th, with David Wilkins- Joy Langford and Jonathan Masters- Glen Watson officiating.
Visitation with family will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM- 9:00PM. at Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center.
Survived by Wife of 59 years Mary Todd.
1 daughter: Sharon(Johnny) Thomas of Lizella, GA.
3 grandchildren: Cindy Lenderman of Macon, GA., John C. Thomas Jr. of Lizella, GA. and Clyde Thomas of Dry Branch, GA.
6 great grandchildren.
2 sisters: Lorene McClain of Crossville, and twin Edna Louise Renfro of Rockwood, TN.
Special nieces Marsha Harville and Katie Harville of Monterey, TN. and Sabrina Walters of Yorktown, OH. and Ruth Vaughn of Monterey, TN.
Special cousins: Jean Earley and William Thomas Todd of Monterey, TN.
Many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: 2 sons Steve Anthony, and Jonathan Nathanael Todd.
1 granddaughter; Charlene Barlow.
1 brother; James Daniel Todd.
3 sisters: Avo Padgett, Margie Inez Clark, and Ova Bowling Sangster.
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