Birmingham, died March 29, 2014, at the residence. Born in Blount County, he was a member of Hilldale Baptist Church and worked in the construction industry for many years. Predeceasing him were parents George and Zula Tidwell, infant son George Douglas Tidwell, and brothers Dwight Tidwell, John Tidwell, Paul Tidwell, and Joe Tidwell.

Surviving are wife of 64 years Faye Nell Robertson Tidwell; children Jimmy (Frances) Tidwell, Oneonta, Jane (Neil) Baird, Hoover, Patti (Ken) Kyker, Alabaster; grandchildren Amy ( Jason) Quick, Seth Baird, Jonathan Tidwell, Shea (Michelle) Baird, Corey Baird, Hope Kyker, Sgt. Nathan Kyker, Matthew Kyker; great-grandchildren Meryl Baird, Brayden Quick, Myles Baird.

Ron Pate officiated the 1 p.m. service held April 1 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Seth Baird, Jonathan Tidwell, Shea Baird, Cory Baird, Sgt. Nathan Kyker, Matthew Kyker, Jay Parker, and Jason Quick.