USAO News Bureau

TODD, Flake

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Longtime educator and public servant Flake Todd, 87, of Chickasha passed away over the weekend. He was the father of USAO’s Dr. Alan Todd, professor of education and director of instructional technology and training.


Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at First Christian Church, due to remodeling at First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.

 

Flake Todd was born January 29, 1917 in Bailey, Oklahoma. He was one of seven children born to Alfred and Hattie Todd. He attended public school in Marlow, Oklahoma and graduated from high school.


After graduation Mr. Todd attended Cameron Jr. College, now Cameron University, and Central State College, now the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Todd graduated with a B.S. in History in 1941. After graduation Mr. Todd was drafted into the United States Army, where he served from August 19, 1941 through September 23, 1945. Mr. Todd is the recipient of the Purple Heart and a survivor of four major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge.


After returning from the army, Mr. Todd married Christine Boles in October of 1945. Mrs. Christine Todd is a retired educator and Flake’s lifetime working partner. Flake and Christine have been active members of the First Baptist Church of Chickasha for more than 50 years.


Mr. Todd has taught in Oklahoma’s public schools for 35 years. This includes time in the public schools of Grady, Stephens and Pottowatomie counties and Cameron University in Comanche County. He also served as superintendent of Grady County schools. During this time, he completed his masters in education degree from the University of Oklahoma. When Mr. Todd retired from teaching, he was the business manager at Cameron University.


After retiring from teaching, Mr. Todd served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He served two terms and represented District 47 as a Democrat from 1990-1994.


Survivors include wife Christine Todd of the home, son Dr. Alan Todd and wife Francis of Chickasha, daughter Cheryl Sehon and husband Dwain of Chickasha and two grandsons, Christopher Todd Green of Nashville, Tenn., and Adam Dane Todd of Stillwater.