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Alan David

December 1, 1956 – July 18, 2023

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Obituary for Alan David Todd

Alan David Todd

Alan David Todd,age 66, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2023 in Oro Grande,
California. He was born on December 1, 1956 in Miami, Florida, to Dorothy Grace Todd.

Alan grew up in Seneca, South Carolina, graduating from Seneca High School 1n 1975.
He went to The Citadel in Charleston, SC graduating in 1979 with a B.A. in Political Science.
While there he met his beloved wife of almost forty-three years, Carol Pearson Todd.

After graduationhe was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army
and served in the Army forthe next 13 years active duty and 3 yearsin the Reserves. He loved
his time in the service and reached the rank ofLt. Colonel. He served at Ft. Stewart, Ft. Benning
Ft. Gillem,and Hohenfels, Germany. After the military,he was employed at Ft. Irwin, California as
a Battlefield Analyst.

In 2003,Alan felt called to ministry and attended Golden State Seminary while working at First
Baptist Church in Barstow,CA. After graduation, he accepted a ministerial position at First
Baptist Church of Joanna, South Carolina.In 2015, he and Carol relocated back to California
and he became the minister of Helendale Community Church inHelendal, where he served with l
love and compassion until his death.

Alan loved history, plants and birds and spent alot of time hiking in the desert with his best
\friend, Hugo Bruhn.

Alan was preceded in death by his mother,. He is survived by his wife Carol and their 4 children
: Alan David Todd,Jr. (and his wife Tia) of Las Vegas, NV,John Silas Todd (and his wife Ashley) of
El Paso TX. Ashley Nicole Todd of Monterey,CA. and Vanessa Dawn Todd of Woodruff, S.C.
His Sister-n-law Paula Pearson of Greenwood,S.C.and brother-in-law, and sister-in-law Larry and
lana Pearson. of Lexington,S.C..He is also survived by nieces Heather Pearson Swingle, and
Lauren Pearson and numerous cousins.'

As a man who believed strongly in being a stand in parent and mentor,he isloved by his "Children
ofthe heart" Stephen,Nicole, Gloria,andJennifer all of the rest of his "Children of the heart that have
been part of his life. He was a beacon of consistent guidance and unconditional love for all of his

He was also the proud grandfather to Tevani,Tavea,and Taavi Todd,as well as Katherine Killian,Ronin,Reagan, Joseph, and Beverly/ as well as many others. His dog Buddy,
and his spoiled cat Cali will miss him too

Vistitation for Alan will be from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday August the 12th at Helendale Community
Church 15488 Riverview Rd, Helendale, CA
Funeral Service for Alan will be at the First Baptist Church 1320 Barstow Rd. at 3pm Sunday
August 13. with visitation from 2pm to 3pm at the church, with Chris Morgan officiating.

Alan will be laid to rest in the Florence National Cemetery 803 E National Cemetery Rd. Florence, SC
on Friday August 18 at 2pm est. with full Military Honors. A Memorial Service will be conducted at
2pm est on Saturday August 19 ,at the First Baptist Church ,301 South Broad Street Clinton, SC.

The Todd family requests in lieu of flowers,,donations may be made to Helendale Community Church,
the Gideon International, Wounded Warriors and the Shriner's for Crippled Children

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Service Information

Sunday August 13, 2023 3:00pm
First Baptist Church
1320 Barstow Rd
Barstow, CA 92311
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