OBITUARY

Wade Franklin Tidwell

April 28, 1930December 27, 2020
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Wade Franklin Tidwell, 90, of Belleville, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO.

Wade was born April 28, 1930 in Sikeston, MO to Malcolm and Mildred (Heathcote) Tidwell. He married Mildred Crone on March 12, 1949; she preceded him in death on November 8, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Buck Tidwell, Melvin Tidwell, Cletus Tidwell, Toy (Ad) Reynolds; son-in-law, Steve Frazier and sister-in-law, Rhoda Tidwell.

Wade is survived by his beloved children, Shelia Frazier of St. Peters, MO, Jerry (Melba) Tidwell of Fairview Heights, IL, Valerie (Dave) Baxmeyer of Waterloo, IL, and Cindy (Steve Lingelbach) Geller of Belleville, IL; grandchildren, Tabitha (Mario) Cerna of Lake St. Louis, MO, Tara (Dave) Dickson of St. Charles, MO, Andrew (Kirsten) Tidwell of St. Louis, MO, Jordan (Kyle) Leifield of St. Louis, MO, Rachel Geller of St. Louis, MO, Erynn Baxmeyer of Waterloo, IL, Kirsten (Noah) Comstock of Anchorage, AK, Skylar Baxmeyer of Waterloo, IL and Paige Baxmeyer of Waterloo, IL; great-grandchildren, Joaquin Cerna, Julian Cerna, Sophie Dickson, Declan Dickson, Addisyn Comstock and Conner Tidwell; siblings, Carolyn (Don) Pobst of Sikeston, MO and Wilson Tidwell of Sikeston, MO.

Wade proudly served in the United States Air Force, during the Korean War. Wade was a “jack-of-all-trades” and would often spend his time tinkering with cars and building homes. He loved to fish and garden alongside his wife, Mildred. Above all else, Wade loved and cherished his time spent with this children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Additional condolences may be sent to the family at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

A visitation for Wade will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 9:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. at Hope Christian Church in Columbia, IL.

A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11 A.M. at the church. Interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Height, IL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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RHONDA BILBRUCK

January 13, 2021

Remembering all of the wonderful memories of Holiday family gathering. I will cherish them the rest of my life. I love you uncle Wade, I would bet you are all up there watching over all of us. : )

Larry Wernle

December 31, 2020

He was a very nice man and a great neighbor. RIP.
L'il Larry

Mark and Paula Compton

December 30, 2020

Shelia, Jerry, Valerie, Cindy and extended family members,
So sorry for you loss. Wade was a gentle, kind man and Loved his Family very much! A lot of memories on Frey Lane, from me and my siblings growing up there. Then my children growing up with his grandchildren. Then watching how diligent he was when he built the house next door to our house at 301 Frey Lane. Prayers, Love and ((Hugs)) to ya all.

Sharon Southerland

December 29, 2020

To Sheila, Jerry, Valerie and Cindy,
I'm so deeply saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I just seen his recent picture with Valerie and his move to Oak Hill. So I am shocked to say the least. Your dad was a good good man. He was always proud of his children. He took us to our very first concert ever. He would even come down and check on my mom years after my dad passed away. As much as we don't want our family to leave us, it brings comfort knowing he's with your mom. God, bless this family and give them strength to get through these hard times.

Terry Dew

December 29, 2020

I enjoyed talking to Wade over the years that I lived on Frey lane next door to him. We would spend hours talking outside between our houses. He was a good man. To Jerry, Melba, Valerie, Sheila, Cindy, Tabatha, and Tara I am sorry for your loss.

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Dave and Tara’s wedding!

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Eating some much needed chicken noodle soup!

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Dave and Tara’s wedding!

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Eating some much needed chicken noodle soup!

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Loves that vanilla milkshake!

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