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Funeral Service

Shallow Well United Church of Christ
Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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Samuel Embre Todd

Samuel Embre Todd, 91, of Sanford, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2016. Born July 26, 1924, in Harnett County, he was the son of John Edward Todd and Rosa Matthews Todd. He married Shirley Thelma Brown on October 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death on September 8, 1991.


Sam is survived by his two children Phil Todd (Lynn) and Anita Parker (Ray); his brother J. E. Todd; his sister Rosella Harrington (Johnnie); five grandchildren, Phillip Todd (Lisa), John Todd (Jennifer), John Bishop (Kelly), Scott Bishop (Blair), Todd Bishop and ten great grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews.


Sam was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War. 


Following the Navy, he returned to Rocky Mount, NC and began a long career with Pemberton, Inc., where he would work until his retirement in 1989.


In his retirement, Sam and Shirley relocated to Sanford, NC and joined as members of Shallow Well Church in Sanford, NC.


Sam enjoyed baking pies and canning preserves for friends and family, working in his garden, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 


The family would like to thank special friends Myrtle Rae and Sammy Poe plus Sam’s care givers: Barbara Cook, Donna Sloan, Delorah Earp, Ed Byrnes, Samantha Eller, Gloria Smith and Marla Lawrence and staff as well as the staff at Crystal Coast Hospice House.


Visitation 1:30 p.m. and Celebration of Life service at 2:30 p.m. on July 19, 2016 at Shallow Well Church, 1220 Broadway Rd., Sanford, NC.


Donations may be made to: Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC, 28570.

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A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Todd

Bill and Loretta Herrold Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Anita and Family -- We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you all - Hugs, Loretta and Bill Herrold

Loretta and Bill Herrold Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go to the Todd
family during this difficult time. May God
Offer you peace and comfort.

Esther Wicker Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to the family,I loved Sam very much ,He was one special man.He loved everyone.

Brenda Gaster-Sam hairdresser Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

Uncle Sam was a very special person. He was kind and caring. He loved his immediate family, his brothers and sisters (and their spouses), and his many nieces and nephews. I especially appreciate the many visits he made to visit his sister Sallie (my mother) while she was suffering from Alzheimer's and did not know him---but Sam knew Sallie and he loved her.

Sam Todd will be missed by the entire Todd Family, especially me. I love my Uncle Sam.

Judy & Don Harritan Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I worked with him for l7 years at Pemberton, until his retirement in '89. Sam was a great fellow and always enjoyed working with him. Also enjoyed the occasional visits after he retired. He brought me some of his homemade pear preserves on several occasion s. He will be missed by many.

Jim Sherrod Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Todd

Linda Wiley Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Todd

Joyce Howell Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

Terry and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your father. His spirit lives in you, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What a wonderful legacy he has. Please do not hesitate if we can help you in some way. I am sure our Lord is putting his talents to good use. I sure hope he meets my dad because they would get along great and render great service in Heaven.

Cape Carteret NC Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

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