November 2, 1932 ~ May 3, 2019

Born in: Johnson County, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Norman E. “Buddy” Todd, 86, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019.

Buddy was born on November 2, 1932, in Johnson Co., NC, to the late Lee and Iola Ivey Todd. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Nancy Earley Todd, who passed last year.

Mr. Todd was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the early 1950’s. He worked as a pipefitter, originally with American Enka, and later at a number of industrial construction sites. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union #487.

Buddy loved the outdoors; He rode horseback for many miles on the mountain trails and loved fishing mountain lakes and streams.

He is survived by his three sons, William Alan Todd (Carol), Nathan Vaughn Todd (Cynthia), and Mark Christopher “Chris” Todd; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Hazewell and Dene Fincher, and a brother, Kenneth Todd (Edna), who survive from a family of nine.

The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Hice Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.


Funeral Service: May 5, 2019 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: May 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Hice Hill Cemetery
Monte Vista Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, I now Nancy is rejoicing that Buddy is with her once more. I will miss seeing him out mowing grass and working with the horses. RIP Buddy.

  2. Chris,

    Our dear friend, we are so sad about the loss of your Dad. Though we did not know him, we know you and that is a testament to the kind of man he was. Know that we are thinking of you and your family now and are here if you wish to talk about your Dad. We love you! Louise & Greg

  3. Chris
    Laura and I felt we knew your Dad and how much he meant to you through our conversations with you.
    May his memory be a source of inspiration for you….
    Eddie and Laura

  4. Chris:

    We just got back to Asheville and heard about the passing of your father. Please know that you, and all the Todd family, are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Good Lord provide all of you with some peace at this very difficult time.

    Marilyn & Vic Beretta

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you in each day to come. May God be with you and wrap you in his Grace.

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