Edmond – Carroll Dale Todd, 87, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City surrounded by his family. He was born in Woods County on August 4, 1929 to Clara Belle Haltom Todd and Robert Floyd Todd. He was raised on a farm near Carmen. He attended the Lone Star grade school, Waynoka High School and graduated from Dacoma High School. On his 18th birthday he went to work the Santa Fe Railroad. On February 9, 1951 he married Waneta Jo Ferguson at the Free Methodist Church parsonage in Carmen. To this union four children were born: Robert Lynn Todd, Luther Wayne Todd, Larry Don Todd and Sandra Kay Todd. Carroll worked on the Plains Division out of Amarillo until he was promoted to Road Foreman of Engines of the Southern Division at Houston. He worked in that area until he was transferred to Wellington as Road Foreman. He retired in Wellington after 37 years. He also served in the 81st Reconnaissance Division U.S. Army at Fort Hood. Carroll and Waneta moved to a retirement center at Edmond in 2015.
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He served on the Board of Panhandle Credit Union, volunteered for meals on wheels in Wellington, was a member of Whirl A Way Square Dance Club, Wellington Art Association, Wichita Great Plains Wood Carvers Association and the American Legion. His hobbies included carpentry work, wood carving, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were so very special to him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara Belle Haltom Todd and Robert Floyd Todd; brother Dwight Todd and wife, Mae; brother in law, Jim Ferguson and wife, Karen.
Survivors include wife of 65 years, Waneta Jo Ferguson Todd of Edmond, Oklahoma; children, Robert Todd of Neskowin, Oregon; Wayne Todd of Amarillo, Texas; Larry Todd and wife, Chris of Arkansas City, Kansas; Sandra Brinkmeyer and husband, Karl of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Bridgett Nesbitt of Nashville, Tennessee; David Todd of Paso Robles, California; Charlie Todd of Kimberling City, Missouri; Kathryn Todd of Edmond, Oklahoma; Tamie Booth and husband, Mike of Overland Park, Kansas; Tanya Lord and husband, Jeff of Wichita, Kansas; Terie Mora and husband, Doug of Arizona; great grandchildren, Aaron, Quincy, Lyndsey, Casey, Danielle, Ava and Haley; brother-in-law, AJ Ferguson and wife, Jeanne of Waynoka, Oklahoma and a host of nieces and nephews.
Carroll was cremated at his request. The family will be holding a graveside service at a later date. You may send cards to his wife, Waneta, at 2801 Shortgrass Road, Edmond, OK 73003. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice or Wellington Food Bank through the funeral home.
Carroll’s wife and family would like to thank the staff at Touchmark for all of their love and support. They also want to thank Mercy Hospital and Hospice staff for the care, love and support they gave to Carroll and his family while he was there and for making him comfortable as he passed away in peace.
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So sorry to learn of Carroll\'s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was one of the finest men I ever worked with on the Santa Fe.
Please accept my sympathy in your great loss. Carroll and his wife were well known to Waynokans, and had many relatives and friends in the Waynoka area. His name will be added to the Memorial Board at the Waynoka Air Rail Museum.
Dear Waneta & family,
On behalf of our family (Wayne & Marilyn Bartlow family), we just wanted you to know that you are in our hearts and prayers at this final remembrance of your loved one, Carroll. He was a very special man, and we know you will carry wonderful memories of your life with him. May God continue to bless you and give you peace and comfort.
Vickie (Bartlow) Ricke
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