Gene Worth Todd, Sr.

July 15, 1931 - July 12, 2020

07/15/1931 - 07/12/2020

Past Services

Wednesday July 15, 2020
10:00 am
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Gene Worth Todd, Sr., age 88, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Bryan Health and Rehabilitation in Scotland Neck.

Mr. Todd was born on July 15, 1931 to Shirley Todd and Sallie Askew Todd in Bertie County, NC. He loved his family dearly and was a dedicated member of Scotland Neck United Methodist Church. “T” cherished his church and church family dearly. He served his country proudly in the United States Army and the National Guard and was a 33rd Degree Mason. “T” was loved by many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Johnson; and his sisters, Frances Farless and Janice Castelow.

“T” is survived by his loving wife Nannette; his son, Worth Todd and wife Nell of New Bern; his granddaughter, Katie Johnson of Morehead City; four grandsons, Will Johnson of Morehead City, Tripp Todd and wife Keatha of New Bern, Bennett Todd and wife Sara of Wilmington, and Davis Todd of New Bern; his son-in-law, Bill Johnson of Morehead City; three great-granddaughters, Zoey Green, Rylee Todd, and Rowan Todd; his brother, Freddie Todd and wife Kathy of Merry Hill; and his brother-in-law, Bob Farless of Windsor.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Dusty Sprouse officiating.  Due to state guidelines face masks will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, 110 West 9th Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here.

The Todd family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Todd’s caregivers, Josephine, Dorothy, Herman, and Leroy; and a special thank you to the staff at Bryan Health and Rehabilitation in Scotland Neck.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Todd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sue Davis
3 years ago

Nanette, I pray you and Worth will hold on to all the good times your family has shared and the memories you”ll always keep. Mr. Gene Todd was a very nice man i have known most all of my life as have you two. He is with Karen now and they are catching up on all the good times knowing the Lord will give you the strength to get through this sad time. We always saw him through farming picking up supplies with a smile and a wave .Hey to Worth and God bless you and your family.

Sue Stroud Davis

Elsie M. Barnes
3 years ago

Nanette and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Gene in this earthly realm , but there is the promise of a sweet reunion in heaven that is everlasting. Take care.

Debbie Elmore Alston
3 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr.Todd was a fine man. Lifting you all up in prayer. God bless your family.

Tim Wilson
3 years ago

Very saddened to learn of Mr. Todd’s passing. Was always great to see him at the Methodist Church and Scotfield. He will be missed for sure

randy burke and kathy burke
3 years ago

so sorry to hear about Gene our prayers are with you and your family

Dorothy Carmon
3 years ago

Todd family my prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time, but know that God has your back.

Jody Smith
3 years ago

Thinking of your family and sending lots of love your way. There will be quite a reunion in heaven when Karen greets her dad.

Ray Harrell
3 years ago

I ran into Gene a few years back and it was almost like looking at my dad. They really looked a lot alike. I really enjoyed talking with him. Really sorry to hear of his passing. Unfortunately my work schedule will not allow me to attend the funeral. God bless

Malone Dickens Brumm
3 years ago

Nannette, Worth and family, my thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you. Prayers that you’ll find comfort in cherished memories and I know Karen met him at heavens gate to see her Daddy.

Perrin Gardner
3 years ago

Worth and family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Todd’s death. He was always smiles when I saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.