Ting Todd, 82, a native son of Myrtle Beach died Thursday evening, November 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ting was born on December 29, 1936 in Myrtle Beach, the son of the late F. G. and Lena Hucks Todd. He was the youngest of 11 children.
He was predeceased by his parents, a granddaughter Stratton Noel Sichitano; sisters, Inez Todd, Elise Todd Dupie, Mollie Todd Rodgers, and Martha Todd; and brothers, Gary Todd, Brunis Todd, Ernest Todd, and Wilbur Todd.
He was a life long member of First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach and his desire in life was to be of service to his friends and community. He deeply loved his family and friends.
If you knew Ting, you knew he was a man of his word and you respected his advice. One of his greatest joys was cooking at Thanksgiving and Christmas for his friends and enjoying the fellowship. He always quoted “you can never have too many friends.” As a young boy after World War II, he remembers his father obtaining the contract from the US Government to realign Highway 17 through Myrtle Beach as it is today. His father brought in C. L. Benton and together they completed the highway per the contract and formed a life long relationship with the Benton family that we still enjoy today. Until his death he operated his business on the same property that has been in the Todd family for over 100 years.
He was always proud to say he was born before Myrtle Beach was a town, since it wasn’t incorporated until 1937.
He is survived by his wife Sherrie Herring Todd; daughter Christian Todd Sichitano and her husband Mark, granddaughter Stellan Noel Sichitano; daughter Gina Thompson Shelley and her husband Ford, granddaughters, Cagney Shelley Hart and Vaida O’Ryley Shelley, and great-granddaughter Kinston O’Marah Hart; son, Gaither Bengene Thompson, II and his wife Melanie, granddaughters Lawson Thompson Brandon and her husband 1st LT Hunter Brandon (US Army) and Ella Kinley Thompson; sister Eula Mae Todd; brother James Todd; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Bruce Crawford and Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Steeple Fund at First Baptist Church, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or the Martha E. Todd Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
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