Dallas J. Todd passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 1, 2023, in Carmel, IN. He was 87. Dallas was born on May 16, 1935 in Oak Hill, Kansas. He grew up on a farm, tending to the many chores that come with a family farm, and attended a one room schoolhouse (Tubbs) until high school. He graduated from Clay Center High School in 1953 and Washburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Dallas enjoyed running for the track team in high school and college. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. While at Washburn, Dallas met his future wife, Louise (Thomas) and made many lifelong friends. Dallas and Louise were united in marriage on October 4, 1959.
Dallas began working with the Sylvania lighting and consumer electronics division in Denver and spent his entire career with Sylvania (GTE) in distribution, which included six cross-country moves. He retired as Director of Operations with GTE in 1991 and enjoyed staying in touch with many of his former coworkers. He was also a member of the Air Force Reserves in Colorado.
In retirement Dallas enjoyed golfing, volunteering at the Carmel Library book sale, researching family history, traveling with his wife and friends, and attending St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He also loved to attend his grandchildren’s extracurricular events, share stories, and tell jokes. He especially enjoyed cookouts and celebrating birthdays and holidays with his family and grandchildren.
Dallas was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Dorothy Todd of Clay Center, KS, a sister, LaDonna (Cobb), brother-in-law Tom Cobb, and a daughter-in-law Barbara (Awbrey). Dallas is survived by his wife, Louise (Thomas), four children, Susan (Sehgal), Sandra, and Douglas (Glenda) of Carmel, IN and Dwight (Rebecca) of Fort Wayne, IN, and seven grandchildren: David and Katherine (Sehgal), Andrew and Alexander Todd, and Natalie, Elise, and Audrey Todd. Visitation will be held at Hamilton Memorial Park in Westfield, IN from 1 – 2 PM with a celebration of life and burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dallas’ memory may be given to one of the organizations listed below or a charity of your choice.