In Loving Memory of L.A. Todd

January 28, 2016by Tipton Staff

L. A. Todd passed away on October 16, 2015 at his home in Tipton. L. A. was an active member of the Tipton community, serving on the Tipton School Board, Humphrey’s Co-Op board, the 911 Board and had served on the FSA Board for over 20 years. He was still active on the Soil Conservation Board and the Tillman County Fair Board. He had worked and served on the Board for the Oklahoma State Spring Livestock Show for over 30 years. L. A. was a very active member of the Tipton Church of Christ where he served as an elder and was on the Tipton Children’s Home Board of Directors.

L. A. was indeed a busy man, but he was never too busy or sick to attend the meetings for the Board at Tipton Children’s Home. L. A. had a deep love for the children and he was that man at church services who passed out gum and mints to the children. Phyllis always had an ample supply if L. A. ran out. L. A. would want to know when a new child came to Tipton Children’s Home. He would often call the Home to see if we had a new child and he would say, “Now, I want to meet him/her.” He was one of the first people they would meet and he would usually know someone who lived in the town from which they came. The remarkable thing about L. A. is that he never forgot a face or a conversation. He knew history. But not just history of places, he knew your history and could tell you about anyone in the community or surrounding area.

He was involved in your life and genuinely cared about what was going on with you. He was an interesting man to talk with because he knew so much and he was the go to person if you had a question about Tipton. He was the man we will remember in the future because of his love for Tipton Children’s Home and his humor. But we will also remember him because he truly knew us.

L. A. is survived by his lovely wife, Phyllis and his two sons, Leigh Alan of McCloud and John Robert and wife Suzanne of Spring Branch, Texas. He left four sisters, Melba Reece and husband Max, Linda Armstrong and husband Lewis, Catherine Grampp and husband Larry and Paula Hughes. He had 6 grandchildren and 5 greatgranchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents and one daughter, Sue Ann Todd.

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