MIDLAND – Retired Midland Reporter-Telegram writer James Edwin “Ed” Todd, 80, died Aug. 30 at his home in Midland.
Todd attended Midwestern University in Wichita Falls and earned a master’s degree from East Texas State College in Commerce. He served in the U.S. Army in the mid-late 1950s, stationed in France as a radio technician.
Todd moved to Midland in 1974 to work for the Midland Reporter-Telegram, where his style of old school, no-nonsense journalism was popular with readers. He was considered a role model by generations of journalists who worked with him and was remembered by many of them as a cherished and lifetime friend.
He retired from the newspaper in 2003 and continued to make his home in Midland.
He is survived by two brothers and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Sept. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Midland. Memorials may be made to the Midland Humane Coalition, P.O. Box 53213, Midland, Texas, 79710.