Max Todd, age 88, of Lamar, passed away
Saturday April 1, 2017, at his home in Lamar, Mo.
Max was born in Perry, OK to Samuel O. and Emma (Hise) Todd on
February 21, 1929. The family moved to Kenoma when he was eight years old and
Max attended Kenoma schools, Glendale schools, and, finally, Lamar High School.
After high school, he started work as a cutter for Big Smith in
Lamar. He married his sweetheart
Dorothy (Haile) Todd on December 17, 1949 at First Baptist Church and they left
Lamar in 1952 while serving his country as a Marine for two years during the
Upon their return, Max worked at the Lawn Boy Factory until it moved and
then took over a milk route, picking up milk from local farmers and delivering
to PET in Jasper for several years. His lifelong passion was farming. He loved
his farm and cows, and was blessed to have been able to enjoy farming until the
Max lived life to the fullest, never knowing a stranger. He loved meeting
new people and talking with everyone and was always there for his
neighbors. His family was his first
priority. He loved them deeply and was always there to help them, even if it
was something as small as having a piece of Wrigley gum for his grandchildren
whenever they asked. One of his favorite things was to take his family boating
and skiing on Stockton Lake during the summer. He is a member of First Baptist
Max leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; four children, Greg
(Patti) Todd, Lamar, Denise (Rick) Williams, Lamar, Michael (Barb) Todd, Lamar
and Beth (Marty) Nagel, Rogers, Arkansas; grandchildren Jasson (Ashley) Todd,
Springfield, Garon (Lindsay)Todd, Springfield, Holly(Brian) Ford, Columbia,
Joni (Matt) Splett, Gainesville, Florida, Kelly Williams, Rogers, Arkansas,
David (Ariel) Gerths, Wichita, Kansas, Haley Nagel, Kansas City, Missouri and
Derek Nagel, Springfield, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Caroline Ford, Owen
Ford, Grayden Splett, Soren Todd, Anders Todd, and Aryana Gerths; a sister,
Mary Ann (Eugene) Shaul, Ravenna, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Elmer (Irene) Todd and
Kenneth (Peggy) Todd and a sister, Dorothy (Lavern) Clark.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Daniel
Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lake
Cemetery with Military Honors.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 5,
2017 at Daniel Funeral
Contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, Meals On Wheels or
charity of donor’s choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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