Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Funeral Chapel in Greensboro, N.C. Interment followed with military honors in the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Fred was born on June 15, 1930 in Walker County to the late, Dorse and Ella Luker Tidwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He attended Lebanon Baptist Church and Open Door Baptist Church. Tidwell loved the game of golf and was a regular at Cedar Crest Golf Course.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette “Dot” Tidwell.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice Hitt (Doug) of Liberty; sisters, Polly Best and Betty Norris, both of Alabama; brothers, Wallace Tidwell of Alabama, Lloyd Tidwell of Ohio and Thomas Tidwell of Alabama; and sisters-in-law, Aleen Breedlove of McLeansville and Bobbie Holleman, who was like a daughter to him.