Walter Coleman Todd

Walter Coleman Todd was born on Sunday June 9,1929 in Lake Charles, LA and passed away Saturday December 26, 2020. Walter was a resident of Needville, Texas at the time of his passing.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years Juanita Todd, son Timothy Craig Todd, son-in-law Constable A.J. Dorr, parents Edward and Ima (LeBleu) Todd, sister Earline Fernandez and husband Raul, Ruth Todd Cartwright and husband Morgan and brother EJ Todd and mother and father-in-law Egon and Louise Roesler Reininger. Walter is survived by his son WC Todd and wife Karen of Needville, daughter Sandra Todd Dorr of Needville, daughter-in-law Shirley Todd Hlavaty of Needville, son Mitchell Todd and wife Tracy of Frisco, and son Cody and wife Wendy of Damon. Grandkids: Julie Todd Halbert and husband Randy, Michael Poe and wife Stephanie, Kellie Todd Nicely and husband Gary, Coleman Todd and wife Casey, Amanda Todd Raska and husband Chase, Mathew Todd and wife Amber, Sage Hlavaty and wife Lauren, Alexis Dorr Deremer and husband James, Parker Todd, Craig Todd and wife Lauren, Marshall Todd, Mason Todd and Jackson Todd. Great-Grandchildren: Jenna Crainer and friend Josh Thornhill, Reid Halbert and wife Katie, Grant Nicely, Kelton Poe, Cole Todd, Claire Todd, Keylan Poe, Cain Todd, Cash Raska, Rowan Todd, Emerson Raska and Summer Hlavaty. Sister Mary Rose Zdunkewicz and husband Vic. Long time friend and care taker Charles “Charlie” Everson.

Walter lived a long and very rewarding life with a huge family that loved and adored him. He was very involved in the community of Needville. Walter was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Evangelical Church, where he had served on the consistory. Walter was a member of the Needville Youth Fair where he served as a past President, and a Member of the Needville Lions Club. He was a past President of the Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas Farmers Union and a member of Woodman of the World. Walter was also an Honorary member of the Needville FFA.

Walter moved to Fort Bend County as a young boy where he attended Richmond High School and met his future wife Juanita. Walters life long work was farming rice and ranching but in his spare time he enjoyed hunting with his family.

In his later years his biggest enjoyment was sharing stories with family and friends in the Needville community about his family history in the LeBleu settlement on the Louisiana Bayou.

Due to the COVID-19 Circumstances, the family has decided to have a private burial with a celebration of life at later date. Serving as Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Evangelical Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 505, Needville, TX 77461.

Condolence messages may be written for the Todd family at

Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

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