Dr. Paul Edward Todd

  • Born: June 28, 1921
  • Died: September 11, 2018
  • Location: Central City, Kentucky

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330

Tel. 270.754.1551

Tribute & Message From The Family

CENTRAL CITY - Dr. Paul Edward Todd, 97, of Central City, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Dr. Todd was born in Ashland, KY on June 28, 1921, to Arthur H. and Myrtle Bolt Todd. He graduated from Ashland Senior High School in 1939, and served in the US Military shortly thereafter.

Dr. Todd attended Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1948. He came to Central City in 1948, where he practiced optometry until this retirement in 1982. During practice, Dr. Todd served as the President of the Kentucky Optometric Association.

Dr. Todd was a dedicated member of Central City First United Methodist Church. He served on several boards of the church, and taught a senior Sunday school class for many years. Paul was active in the Volunteers in Mission program of the United Methodist Church, serving in Liberia (West Africa), Mexico, and on multiple missions in St. Vincent, West Indies - supplying thousands of used eyeglasses to people in need.

Dr. Todd was passionate about golf. He was a leader in forming the course at the Central City County Club in 1965, and served as the club president during its first two years of operation.

He was a past president of the Central City Lions Club and a 70 year member.

Paul was preceded in death by parents Arthur H. and Myrtle Bolt Todd, brother John Todd, daughter-in-law Carolyn Todd, and son-in-law Bill Walker.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joanna Clark Todd, son David Alan Todd, daughter Mary Beth Walker, granddaughter Leanna Michele (Daniel) Norwood, and two great-grandsons, Todd Thomas Norwood and Beau Dawson Norwood.

A celebration of life will be Friday, September 14, 2018, at 1:00PM at the First United Methodist Church in Central City with Rev. Tom Eblen officiating, assisted by Rev. Mark Jones. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 13 from 5-8PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City and at the church on Friday after 11:00AM. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Methodist Children's Home, 1115 Ashgrove Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Todd, I'm saddened by the passing of Dr.Todd. I was his patient years in Central City. I enjoyed visiting his clinic and Wanda was always so nice. Mother and Daddy, Lorene and Lyle C Baught respected him very much. We will meet him again in heaven. Much Love to you,David and Mary Beth.

Posted by Loretta Russell - Nashville, TN - Acquaintance   October 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of a great man and friend. Sorry we can't be there to celebrate his life with so many others of the church..

Posted by Durward and Mary Lynn Thomas - Cc, KY - Family Friend   September 13, 2018

Mary Beth,
So sorry for your loss. I was glad I got to meet your Dad a couple of years ago.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gina Conley - Murfreesboro, TN - Friend   September 13, 2018

Dr. Todd was a community leader in Central City for more than sixty years. He was loved by many and was one of those rare individuals who could successfully pull off a practical joke as well as take a joke played on him. He lived a long and fruitful life surrounded by a family and community that loved him and Doc Todd stories will continue to be told for many years to come. May the Good Lord bless and comfort his family.

Posted by Hugh and Pat Sweatt - Central City, KY - Friend   September 13, 2018