Todd, Earl "Corky" Dean

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Easter Lodge 575, AF & AM, St. Clair, MO


Earl Dean Todd, known to all as Corky, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on April 20, 2021, having reached the age of ninety-two years, seven months and twenty-four days. Corky was born in St. Clair on August 27, 1928, son of Benjamin William Todd and Mary Catherine Todd nee Nolie. On September 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Deaton and two daughters came to bless this union.

Corky is survived by his daughters, Barbara Kennedy of Boonville, MO, and Debra Crowder and husband, Don, of Washington, MO; by two grandchildren, Suzanne Renee Hoagenson of Columbia, MO, and Michele Kennedy of Denver, CO; by five great-grandchildren, Jonathan Ellis and Adam Ellis and wife, Kellee, of Denver, Alicia Hoagenson of San Diego, CA, and Eric and Jenna Hoagenson of Columbia; by two great-great-grandchildren, Harper and Nolan Ellis of Denver; by one niece, two nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Corky was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Mary Todd; by his wife, Shirley Todd; by his son-in-law, Clay Kennedy; by his grandson, Bryan Kennedy, and by his brother, Harry Todd.

Corky was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. During his working career, he was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, now AT&T, in St. Louis, MO, retiring after forty years of service to the company. He was a proud member of over sixty years and Past Master of Easter Lodge 575 AF & AM in St. Clair, MO. He loved to go hunting and fishing, especially gigging. Corky loved people and enjoyed socializing. Visiting and with his friends at Hardeeā€™s was a favorite pastime. Corky had a keen sense of humor, laughed easily and enjoyed making others laugh with him. He also had a special fondness of dogs. What meant most to him was his time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The many precious memories they created will forever be cherished by them all.

A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Masonic services were held at 12:00 PM Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Interment was in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to Easter Lodge 575 AF & AM in St. Clair.