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Albert Todd Jr., 83, formerly of Morehead, died August 26, 2014, in Sun City, Florida, at Sun City Hospice House after an extended illness. A resident of Seminole, Florida, for more than thirty years, Al resided with his son David in Valrico, Florida, for the last ten years.

Born on December 5, 1930, in Revelo, Kentucky, he was the son of the late James Albert and Phronie Etta Young Todd. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers, Sonnie and James Todd; three sisters, Lois Todd, Lillis Moses and June Jones; and special nephew and niece, Linville and Shirley Lloyd, who were raised with him.

Al was married to Greta Bo Lewis from 1956-1968. They were the parents of three children and owned Bo's School of Dance in Morehead. He assisted with numerous dance recitals and musical productions, making scenery, building props, and lighting.

Al is survived by son, David W. Todd (Nettamarie Tedder) Valrico, Florida; Angela LaPlace, St. John, Virgin Islands; and Aleshi Gregory (Darwin) of Morehead; five grandchildren, Gregory Todd, Ashley Todd, Hannah Stansel, Kevin LaPlace, and Matthew Gregory; one great grandson, Tristan David Todd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Al graduated from McCreary County High School and volunteered with the U.S. Navy. A Korean War Veteran (USN-VF53), he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal (3) and Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor's degree in education (emphasis on physical education) and a minor in biology. While a student at MSU, he was active in the drama department appearing in a number of plays and in the men's MSU Campus Club. He attended Morehead United Methodist Church.

While residing in Rowan County, Al taught physical education at Farmers Elementary before transferring to Morehead Grade. He helped Paul Ousley start the first football program at Rowan County High School. He also coached football, basketball and Little League. Al was a positive role model who encouraged his players and inspired them to be the best they could be. He had a similar influence with the numerous student teachers who worked with him.

When Al moved to Florida, he taught physical education at Oak Grove Middle School in the Pinellas County School System until his retirement. In addition, he refereed basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball.

Al was always eager to share his very conservative political views. An avid golfer, he played several times a week. He also was known as one who never missed an opportunity to tell a joke. Extremely close to his grandchildren, Florida Grandpa loved spending time with them. He looked forward to his visits back "home" to KY to visit family and friends.

A memorial service with family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Todd Family Columbarium at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Morehead.

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is assisting with arrangements.

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Published on June 13, 2016
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