West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Junior Todd was born June 1, 1945, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Elmer and Fern (Allen) Todd and he passed away November 2, 2022, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas surrounded by loved ones. In 1968, Junior married the love of his life, Sue (Dawson). During this union they brought into this world four beautiful daughters.

  Junior loved to go hunting, fishing, building things out of wood. He also loved being outside working in his garden and mowing his lawn. He would inform you that there is a right way and a wrong way to mow the grass. He would make sure you knew the right way to mow the lawn. Junior was also veteran of the United States Army.

  He loved Billy Graham and would listen to him any chance that he got. But most of all Junior loved his family and friends and spending time with them. Junior was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed.

  He is survived by his loving wife Sue of the family home: four daughters; Jennifer Doss; Angela Steed, husband Kelly; Lisa Smith, husband Paul; and Leslie Holesapple, husband Michael: five grandchildren Jeremy Todd, Ashley Steed, Stephanie Smith, husband Layton, Jacob Holesapple, and Dillon Holesapple: three great-grandchildren Micah, Adah, and Noah: seven siblings Russell; Norman, wife Brenda; Carolyn Parker, husband Louie; Sue Forschler; Brenda Mitchener, husband Gary; Ronnie, significant other Monica, and Phyllis Todd: along with numerous friends and extended family.

  He is preceded in death by his parents, three infant silbings, one sister-n-law Carolyn Todd; one brother-n-law Len Forschler and one niece Melanie Anderson.

  Junior was of the Christian Faith and was a member of Welcome Hill Church of Christ.

Special Thank You to a very dear friend Millie Myers.


Funeral services for Junior “JR” Todd, age 77, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Interment will be on Sunday, November 6, 2022, in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Sharon Longley Fernimen
    November 3, 2022 @ 5:29 pm

    It’s never easy to lose a loved one.. my thoughts and prayers in the coming days!


  2. Linda /Davis Stacey
    November 4, 2022 @ 9:43 am

    Sue, sorry for loss. my prayers and thoughts are with and your family.


  3. Laura Pendergrass
    November 5, 2022 @ 8:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Prayers are extended to you all.


    • Wanda. Thielemier
      November 6, 2022 @ 3:19 am

      So sorry for the loss of this love one. Prayers for family and friends.


  4. Carol Bridges -Doles
    November 6, 2022 @ 11:37 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, My deepest sympathy and condolences sending you lots of prayers and thoughts your way.


  5. Debbie Smith Madden
    November 6, 2022 @ 3:12 pm

    Lisa, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It’s such a tremendous loss for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you


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