Joseph  Todd

Obituary of Joseph O. Todd

Joseph O. Todd, 83, of Kingsport passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence.


Joseph was born on March 18, 1936 to the late William Lee Todd and Dorothy Hicks Todd. He was a graduate of Ketron High School. After he went on to serve our country in the United States Navy. Joseph retired from the Eastman Chemical Company after over 30 years of service and he was also a square dance caller at the American Legion for many years. 


Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Cross Todd; brothers, Guy, Mack, and Bill Todd; sisters, Ruth Lingerfelt, Hazel Odham, and Arda Mae Ford.


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Nellie Todd; sons, Joey Todd and wife Sandra, and Johnny Todd; grandchildren, April Nester and husband Joey, and Tyler Todd; great granddaughter, Hallee Nester; adopted grandchildren, Chelsie Dye Bowen and husband Noah, and Madison Dye;  brothers, Ray and Jack Todd; adopted sister, Molly Smolko; extended family and best friends, Ricky Inman, Eddie and Terry Stocton, Cindy and Harold Dye, Joni and Steve Trompak, Sheila and Bill Quillen, and Jan and Bill Helton; and  a very special friend, Joe Chase. Thank you Tommy and Tonya for all your love and support.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Carter Trent Funeral Home, Downtown Kingsport.


A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at East Lawn Memorial Park with James Ward officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50am. Pallbearers will be Harold Dye, Tommy Snipes, David Helton, Tim Lingerfelt, Terry Hackler, and Ricky Inman.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, TN 38105 or The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607


Carter Trent Funeral Home, Downtown Kingsport is serving the Todd Family.

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Receiving of Friends

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Carter-Trent Funeral Home - Kingsport
520 Watauga Street
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Thursday, June 6, 2019
East Lawn Memorial Park
Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States