Wendell Lynn Todd, 68, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO surrounded by his family.
Wendell was born May 9, 1952, in Lawrence County, MO to Orlie and Frances “Spencer” Todd. He went to West Elementary Grade School near Miller, MO, and then his family moved to Carthage, MO where he was a lifelong resident. He worked over 20 years at Steadley Corporation, then at Dean’s Double Deuce Diesel Repair in Duenweg, retiring after 18 years. Wendell enjoyed working with all types of wood. He made a cradle for his first grandchild, little wooden chairs and furniture for his wife. He always had a project going on. He also enjoyed tinkering with cars and small engines. But, his favorite thing to do was sit on his front porch with the love of his life, Janey Kay.
Wendell was united in marriage to Janey Kay Stotts on August 22, 1972, in Carthage, MO; she survives.
Wendell is survived by two daughters, Nancy Millard (Brad) and Regenea Todd, both of Carthage; one son, Dusty Todd of Diamond; one daughter-in-law, Sara Todd; one brother, Carroll Todd of Diamond; one sister, Janice Jeffries of Bentonville, AR; brother-in-law, Max Beller of Carthage; sister-in-law, Betty Choate (Tony) of Carthage; nine grandchildren, Zach Huff (Kahlie), Sausha Millard (Jamal), Seth Winn, Deion Clark, Iziah Todd, Kaiya Todd, Wyatt Todd, Clay Millard (Jamie) and Morgan Millard; along with seven great-grandchildren.
Wendell was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Burtrum; two brothers, Doyle Todd and Dale Todd.
Wendell was a quiet, simple man and family was his world. He was the best husband, father, grandpa, uncle, brother-in-law and friend a person could ask for, and if you needed help he was always right there. He will be greatly missed!
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, at Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage, MO. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Red Oak Cemetery. His grandsons will be pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.