SH1 George C. Todd USN (retired) reported for his last call of duty. He mustered and answered roll call at 9:13 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Surrounded by family, he departed for waters in the great celestial sea. He assumed his special sea and anchor station on the quarterdeck. With his Fender in hand with amp on, he played "Moving On" as the ship set sail.
George spent over 23 years of service to his country from Viet Nam, to Gitmo and almost everywhere in between. Almost a dozen different ships throughout his career he called home. The Suribachi, Truckee, Tutuila, just to name a few. He worked as an hourly employee at Russell Stover and a service tech at I-40 W. Rest Area.
Born, February 24, 1936 George was greeted by his Lord and Savior, Jesus and the many friends, family and shipmates that he met over the course of his 83 years.
The catfish will be a little safer, the music a little lower without his acousitic in hand, and voice singing the forgotten tunes of yesterday's country.
He will be missed by his wife Joan (Courbron) Todd, son Steve and his wife Peggy, daughter Donna, and her fiancé Clyde Bailey, brother Jerry and his wife Verble, grandson Jeremy, grandson Aaron and wife Jennifer, granddaughter Anna and her husband John Haviland, granddaughter Moriah and her husband Blake Buckson, great granddaughter Alana, great grandson Benjamin, and great granddaughter Nora.
George is preceded in death by his parents Willis Todd and Lula Todd Disbennett, Step-father Ernest (Ernie) Disbennett, brothers Carlos, Louis Witt and Arvil Lee.