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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Lawrence W. Todd

December 4, 1954January 19, 2020

Lawrence "Larry" William Todd, age 65, of North Richland Hills, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 peacefully at home after fighting cancer for 2 years. He was born December 4, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio to the late William (Bill) Clyde Todd and Ruth Click Todd. Larry graduated from Columbus West High School in 1973 and Bluffton College in 1977. His passion was spending time on the golf course whenever possible. He caddied on the LPGA in the late 70"s and his most favorite times were with Hollis Stacy , especially in 1977 when she won the U S Women's Open. Larry never quit playing golf until the cancer made it too difficult. He worked for Structured Foundations for 11.5 years. It is owned by a friend and fellow golfer Tom Kidd and the family there gave him a reason for going on. Manager Heidi Morrison kept him in line and sent him home when he needed to not be working. This family never abandoned him during his cancer journey. During the 2 years of his illness he had angels to help him. His college roommate Don Collins and wife Linda were regular frequent visitors all the way from Florida. His golf buddies helped with doctor visits. Jerry Jarrett and Reid Shelnutt took him for lunch his last outing which he so enjoyed. During his last 3 days his friend all through childhood, Jeff Reeves, an Atlanta, Ga. resident, sat with him. Also his hospice nurse, Debbie Stephens, was a comfort and strength that was beyond belief. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his wife Cindi and their 3 wirehair dachshunds, the many golfer/bowling friends he had made over the 30 + years being in Texas, 2 nephews in Ohio and distant cousins. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to First Tee (thefirsttee.org) or New Century Hospice. Expressions of love and sympathy may be shared below for the Todd family by clicking add a memory.

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Kate Gundy

February 6, 2020

My condolences to Larry's family. I first knew about him when I was a senior in high school, since my brother Gregg was a freshman at Bluffton in 1975 and played football with Larry. I then attended Bluffton too and watched a lot of football. I always thought of him as a BMOC (big man on campus), a sports star, a hall director, and overal nice guy.

Lester Lute

February 6, 2020

So sad to learn of Larry's passing. Sincere & heartfelt condolences go out to his family & friends. We were at Bluffton College together in the '70's. Such a great guy who always greeted everyone with a great smile and treated folks with dignity & respect. We kept in contact after college through occasional written communications. Such a GREAT guy! R.I.P., Larry!

Patricia Silverman and Dick Hafner

January 27, 2020

Dear Cindi,
Our thoughts remain with you each and every day. We choose to celebrate the bright, good, happy and healthy moments you and Larry shared.
We send love, along with our most tender condolences.
Patricia & Dick

Debbie Moore

January 24, 2020

Cindi, I am so saddened to know of your loss. Reading of his life, it is apparent Larry lived life to the fullest and enjoyed doing the things he loved, much like you do. Bless you during this time. You are in my prayers.

LISA CRANNELL

January 24, 2020

With sincere condolences to Larry's family, friends and "work family" at Structured. He will be missed by all.
God Bless.
CCM Engineering

Nancy Barclay

January 24, 2020

I'll always remember how Wrinkles would run up to Larry whenever we were over there. Wrinkles was afraid of most men but he loved Larry.

Gail and Bob LaBerge

January 23, 2020

Cindy, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Gail

Wanda Ross

January 23, 2020

On behalf of the West High Class of 73, we want to send our condolences for the loss of Larry. He will truly be missed.

Wanda Estepp Ross

Richard Garland

January 22, 2020

Dear Cindy,
I/we are saddened by the loss of Larry. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your heart be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Some of my favorite memories with Larry include the times he would visit us in Iowa. Our drives to Iowa City to take in a Hawkeye football game were special because of the time it gave us to just visit while driving two hours. He always had stories to share.
I know my father (Dick Garland) was waiting to greet Larry at Heaven's Gate!

God Bless,

Rick Garland (cousin) and Family

Dan Young

January 22, 2020

I'm saddened by the news of Larrys' passing. Larry and I were, not only classmates, but we were also teammates... spending 4 years playing football for Bluffton College. My deepsest sympathies go out to his family and friends, and I hope that God will keep his loving hands around them. Rest in peace, Larry.

FROM THE FAMILY