OBITUARY

Charles Carrol Tidwell

January 12, 1931December 23, 2013

Charles Carrol Tidwell, age 82, went to be with his LORD on December 23, 2013. Charlie was born January 12, 1931 to Floyd C. Tidwell and Lois M. (Green) Tidwell in Granbury, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Willa Dean Morton and Jo Ann Christian, brother Ricky Tidwell and daughter Debra Zan Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Ann Tidwell, sons Charles Michael Tidwell and wife Suzie of Cresson, David A. Tidwell and wife Trudy of Granbury, Greg N. Jackson and wife Laura of San Angelo, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many special relatives and life-long friends. Charlie joined the USAF in 1948, becoming a member of SAC serving as tail gunner on the B-52, B-36 and B-29. He attained the rank of Msgt by the time of his retirement in 1968. While in the military, he received his GED and attended college in England and at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1971, he moved back to his home town of Granbury where he started CC Tidwell Stone and built much of the rock landscape around Lake Granbury. He later moved to a remote part of Erath County near Mingus before settling in San Angelo in 2003. In 2011, he established his permanent residence in the kingdom of God when he trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. “Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” There will be a celebration of Charlie’s life at the VFW in Granbury on January 4 at 1:00 pm. A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at Miller Creek Cemetery on Hwy 290 near Johnson City on January 12. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to College Hills Baptist Church for “The Reagan Stephenson Fund”, 2102 Johnson St, San Angelo, Texas 76904

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • Graveside Service Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Alexis Ivans

March 5, 2014

Although I did not know Charlie for very long, he treated me as if I were one of the family :) I heard so many stories of what a crazy character he was, but to me he was a sweet old man who loved to show his affection and truly cared about how you were doing. He always had a smiling face on and was happy to see any of his family. I love that he was always trying to crack a joke or play a trick on you and I loved his stubborn side too. He had a lovely spirit and it was wonderful to be surrounded by it. I truly miss his presence, but I am grateful for the time I got to spend with him :)

Caty Tidwell

February 25, 2014

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing my Grandpa can speak volumes about his love. He loved. That is what he did. He saw the good in everyone and loved everyone. He was hardheaded, which I know due to my own personality is a trait that must run in the family. ;) In saying that, he stood for what he believed in. He was funny, charismatic, charming, and had a beautiful smile. He is missed very dearly by all those who loved him. May you rest in peace Grandpa. Until we meet again. XOXO

Carolyn Chaffin

February 5, 2014

My Dearest Aunt Pat ~ I'm so sorry and saddened by the passing of Uncle Charlie. He was the best uncle a girl could ever wish for. Uncle Charlie added a touch of spice to all our lives with his big smile, generous heart, and of course, his trademark-cigar. So many of my childhood memories include you and Uncle Charlie. I love our great big family, and all the fun times we shared together. Uncle Charlie would take us swimming at the clubhouse, fishing on the dock, boating on the lake, and then feed us lots and lots of food. There was no doubt in my mind that Uncle Charlie loved us all. I will forever cherish these memories in my heart. I love Uncle Charlie and miss him dearly…
I love you, Aunt Pat, and my heart breaks for the pain you are going through ~ Carolyn

Love Lives On
“Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart.”
~ Author Unknown

Alison Karns

February 5, 2014

Aunt Pat – I wish you peace and comfort as you continue to face the days ahead. I will always have loving memories of Uncle Charlie, especially the swims in the lake & the rides on the ‘dozer'.

With love and remembrance,
Alison

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Charles Tidwell

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Charles Tidwell

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Charles Tidwell

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Charles Tidwell

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Charles Tidwell

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