MAJOR Larrance M. Todd, USMC, Retired, age 90 of Stone Mountain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born in Murfreesboro, TN, on Saturday, May 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Frank and Lightie Jernigan Todd. He was also preceded in death by Ruth Nanette Alexander Todd, his wife of 63 years, who passed on November 6, 2013, and a son, Michael E. Todd, who passed in 2013. He graduated from DuPont High School in Old Hickory, Tennessee in 1946. After graduating from High School he entered the USMC where he retired with 21 years of service with the rank of Major. While in the military he served during WWII, The Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Major Todd received the Korean Service, United Nations, and the National Defense service medal with one star and an Expert Marksman medal which he was very proud of. After his service with the military, he owned and operated Todd’s Coin Center for 20 years. Major Todd was one of the founding members of the Stone Mountain Lions Club with over 33 years of service and very active with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He was a member of the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and was one of the founders of the Fidelis Sunday School class. In his later years, Major Todd was a volunteer for the Dekalb Medical Center for 9 years. Above all his church, family, the USMC and spending time with his children and grandchildren who he loved taking fishing was of upmost importance. Surviving are his children; Steven (Carey) Todd of Grayson, Laura (Nelson) Holcombe of Conyers and David (Sheila) Todd of Norcross; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. at the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ellen Shepard officiating. The family will receive friends at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church on Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Melwood Cemetery with full military honors provided by the USMC. In lieu of flowers the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, Ridge Avenue at West Mountain Street, Stone Mountain Ga, 30083 will accept donations in memory of Major Larrance M. Todd, USMC, Retired. Online condolences may be offered at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. So sad to say goodbye to Uncle Larry! Such good memories of times together especially fishing at the vacation condo!! Also when he took Phillip, Kevin, and I to a Braves game at the “new” Turner’s field! The first time I remember meeting him was when I was 8 years old and he had escorted Cousin Jimbo back to Nashville after he was killed in Vietnam! Uncle Larry was so impressive in his marine uniform! He and Aunt Nanette were so special! They lived each day to the fullest serving God, family, and community!!

  2. What a great ,man of God. Larry taught me so much about serving God and my family. Spent many hours in prayer as we traveled and served on Lay Witness Teams together. I have so many memories two that stick out are One weekend I had a car accident on the way to a Lay Witness Weekend. Larry drove up as the police were with me. He stayed and when they pulled my car away drove me to the church. We had just found out that I was expecting our second child. About six years later that child asked Larry to come as his guest to grandparents day at school. My dad had passed away a couple of years earlier and they were honoring military.. He knew his own granddaddy had served in WW2. Larry went and Richard was one proud little boy to have that giant of a man be his grandfather for the day. Today I know Larry is walking the streets of heaven with his beloved Nanette and bowing before his Lord and Savior.
    RIP Larry Todd and Thank You for giving to the Lord.

  3. I can’t think of Mr. Larry without thinking of Ms. Nanette. They were staples of my youth at Stone Mountain FUMC. Ms. Nanette was always feisty and running off to do something, while Mr. Larry was this calm, constant force of his own. You always knew where you stood with both of them. And you always knew you were loved and accepted. You may not be doing the right thing, but they loved you anyway. I hope the two of you are having one heck of a reunion. We love you.

  4. Dear Mr. T0dd’s Children: Deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your precious and dearly loved Brother Michael and Father Mr. Larrance Todd. In the Lord’s prayer, we pray that God’s Kingdom “Come.” That government by God will make the whole earth a paradise, with no more sickness. By means of an earthly resurrection, we will be reunited with our loved ones, (Isaiah 33:24 & John 5:28-29.) More comfort, please see

  5. To the family of Maj. Todd, condolences from the Piedmont Healthcare family. His grandson, Michael, is a beloved member of our team and our heart goes out in the loss of his grandfather. Even in the face of a life well lived and well loved, we are never truly prepared to be without our loved ones on this Earth, but do take comfort that they are living forever with our Father. Our wish is that this will comfort you all during the times when you miss your grandfather’s smiling face and laugh.

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