Obituary – Todd Kent McWilliam

Todd McWilliam obit picTodd Kent McWilliam passed away June 11, 2014, at the age of 49. Todd will be interred at the DFW National Veterans Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX. A private military ceremony will honor his years of service to our country and his life here on Earth.

Todd went to school in Jefferson and went on to earn several degrees: a bachelor’s degree in criminal science, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in business, and a master’s degree in public administration. He also earned an associate of applied science degree in mortuary science.

In high school Todd worked for Slininger’s Funeral Home where he gained a calling for funeral directing. Todd first served eight years as a military policeman for the Air Force during the Gulf War, spending a large portion of that time working gang detail in Korea. After the military Todd became a policeman, which lead into a position as a prison guard with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Todd finally realized his calling from high school and was a funeral director for several years until his death.

Todd had a great sense of humor and a kind heart. He loved fitness and body-building and was an avid movie buff. However, his favorite pastime was spent as a model train aficionado, building detailed train layouts and collecting trains and airplanes. Todd’s spirit will be greatly missed.

Todd is preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Marie Clopton Carter of Dallas, TX.

He is survived by his father Kent McWilliam of Paton; his sister Ann Marie McWilliam Yoder and Scott of Dallas; his great-uncle Ray Pirie of Jefferson; his daughter Kasie Moore of Alabama; and his son Hayden McWilliam of Texas.

Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield, TX, 817-473-1555, is assisting the family.

 

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