Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC


Dwight Vernon Idol

April 24, 1934October 21, 2019

Dwight Vernon Idol, age 85, of High Point, North Carolina died suddenly on Monday October 21, 2019. Dwight was born April 24, 1934 in High Point, NC to Guy and Ollie Idol.

He was a member of the Thomasville Church of Christ and was devoted to and loved his wife and family. Dwight thoroughly enjoyed life – playing golf 5 to 6 days a week, playing country music on his guitar, writing and singing songs for his family, and just spending time with friends and family.

Dwight is survived by his wife of 67 years, Annette Idol; his 2 daughters and son-in-laws: Susan and Dan Allen, McKinney TX, and Sherry and Mike Newnam, Willow Spring NC; his 3 grandsons: Brandon Newnam (and wife Susan), Raleigh NC, Geoffrey Allen, New York City, and Joshua Newnam (and wife Aeriel), Angier, NC; his 4 great-grandchildren, Will Kirk, Sarah Kirk, Addison Newnam, and Arya Newnam; 3 sisters Donna Braswell, Linda Garrett, and Sandra Sigmon; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dwight was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Whitney Allen (October 21, 2017); his father and mother, Guy and Ollie Idol; his 7 brothers (Elbert, Devon, Bernice, Edsel, George, Lawrence, and Larry); and 2 sisters (Ginny and Erla).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dwight’s name to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort through the following link: www.disasterreliefeffort.org.

A memorial service and family visitation for Dwight will be held Friday, 2:00, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Avenue, High Point, NC.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SechrestFunerals.com for the Idol family.


  • Guy E. Idol, Father
  • Ollie E. Idol, Mother
  • Annette Idol, Wife
  • Susan Allen and husband Dan, Daughter
  • Sherry Newnam and husband Mike, Daughter
  • Brandon Newnam and wife Susan, Grandson
  • Geoffrey Allen, Grandson
  • Joshua Newnam and wife Aeriel, Grandson
  • Whitney Allen, Granddaughter
  • Will Kirk, Great Grandchild
  • Sarah Kirk, Great Grandchild
  • Addison Newnam, Great Grandchild
  • Arya Newnam, Great Grandchild
  • Donna Braswell, Sister
  • Linda Garrett, Sister
  • Sandra Sigmon, Sister
  • Elbert Idol, Brother
  • Devon Idol, Brother
  • Bernice Idol, Brother
  • Edsel Idol, Brother
  • George Idol, Brother
  • Lawrence Idol, Brother
  • Larry Idol, Brother
  • Erla Rickals, Sister
  • Virginia (Ginny) Witherspoon, Sister


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2019


Dwight Vernon Idol

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Linda Garrett

October 27, 2019

Dwight Idol was a prolific song writer as well as a singer and musician in addition to all the other past-tmes he enjoyed. He was an awesome and avid golfer, and in retirement worked part-time at the Golf Course so that he could play when he wanted (which was almost every day of the week!). When I was a single mom of two and lived in High Point NC also, he and Annette kept my children while I worked from the time they were six weeks old until I remarried and we moved to Virginia. They were a great influence on my children as were their daughters Susan and Sherry and I cannot express how grateful I was to them for that. Rest In Peace Dwight. You WILL be sorely missed!❤️

Andrew and Maria Merritt

October 24, 2019

We remember Dwight’s infectious smile and laugh. He always lightened everyone’s heart around him. Many get their PhD in sciences. But Dwight had his PhD in common sense, which he often gently shared with us.
Dwight was the first to teach our very young son the joy of playing golf. We are also very grateful that Annette taught our son life long lessens while we were at work. We are looking forward to being with Dwight again in heaven.

Nona Braswell

October 24, 2019

My fondest memory of my uncle Dwight was when he and Annette wood watches and we would have so much fun with them when we were small making mud cakes and mud pies,, internet was such a great aunt and he was a terrific uncle we love you very much and we will miss you so much he had one of the best personalities of anyone I have met in a long long time the laughter in the jokes that he would tell we just melt your heart

Brent Grogan

October 24, 2019

Oh what a great Christian Man Uncle Dwight was,I remember all the Christmas get togethers in his and aunt Annette’s basement years ago. Always a funny caring man. You will never be forgotten.

Lee Boles

October 24, 2019

Dwight was an uplifting humorous person that I've always looked up to.
Annette, Sherry, Susan and familys you will be in my prayers as you deal with his absence, but we will see him again in Heaven.

Jane Mickey Rominger

October 24, 2019

I remember when I was a little girl and Dwight was working with my Dad. Dwight was a sweet and positive man. My sincerest condolences to the family.

Jane Mickey Rominger

Janet & Ronnie Marshall

October 24, 2019

Dear Annette & family,

Please accept our sincerest condolences on Uncle Dwights passing. He was a wonderful person.

Ronnie & Janet

Robert & Carolyn Goff

October 24, 2019

Sister Annett, we have fond memories of our times with you and brother Idol when we lived in Lexington. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.