Matthews, North Carolina
Eugene Simpson Todd
6th generation Charlotte native, Eugene was born in Charlotte on May 4, 1931, the youngest of six children. Along with all of his siblings, he was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Van Buren Todd and his mother Stella Alexander Todd. Eugene went to Clemson College on a football scholarship after being elected to the NC All State Football Team and to the Shrine Bowl team. He graduated in 1954, majoring in Science Education and completing Army ROTC. He met his future wife Anne Hall, who was a biology teacher, by substituting at a high school. They were married for a full 67 years. After Eugene taught high school science and coached multiple teams, he became a principal for elementary...