Obituary for Kenneth E. Todd
Kenneth E. Todd, 89, of Knightstown, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his home on the morning of Monday, December 11, 2017
He was born on the family farm in Grant County, Indiana to the late Clayton J. and Velma Lou (Bennett) Todd on August 31, 1928.
Kenny grew up in Grant County and later Carthage with his eight brothers and sisters where they farmed and raised animals. He served his country in the Army and National Guard during the 40’s after WWII. He was married to the love of his life, Edith May McCorkle on June 1, 1946 and were blessed with 71 years together.
He retired from Delco Remy after 32 years where he worked as a tool and die maker and designed tools that have been exported worldwide. Kenny also served with the Henry County Sherriff Department as a Deputy for 15 years and several more years with American Designers in Knightstown.
Kenny played competitive softball and set many records in weight lifting. He was a gifted craftsman and created beautiful wood furniture for their home. Kenny enjoyed the outdoors, John Deere tractors and always had a project going. He loved his family dearly and spent as much time as he could with them.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Edith May (McCorkle) Todd; three children, Cathy Jean (husband: Rex) Kline of Knightstown, Michael E. (wife: Brenda J.) Todd of Pendleton and Mark A. (wife: Krysty L.) Todd of Sevierville, TN; thirty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (husband: Tommy) Roberts, Betty Dean and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice L. Todd; grandson, Todd Aaron; siblings, Robert Todd, Donna Jean Hiner, Francis Dewitt, Shirley Ann Whitfield, Bill Todd and Patty Dewitt.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Walnut Ridge Friends Church, 8956 W. 800 N., Carthage, IN 46115 with Pastor Markus Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call from 12 pm – 3 pm prior to the service at the church.
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The Hunt family and Heritage staff are honored to serve the family of Kenneth Todd.