He was married to Molly June Dove in 1956 and is survived by her and by his two daughters and one son and their spouses as follows, Sheree Dove Ullum (Thomas C. Ullum), Sarita Carlene Samad (Ali O. Samad) and Carl Tidwell Jr. He is survived by one sister named Aileen Ford.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene Wilson and Verla Kennedy; and one brother, Milton Tidwell. He was also survived by two grandchildren: Cicily R. Ullum and Samara D. Samad and three great-grandchildren, Kyla Raber, Janissa Hayes and Jackson Ullum. He was loved by many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He attended Louisiana State College and has a B.S. degree in history. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and retired as a senior master sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean War. After retirement from the Air Force, he started the successful automobile dealership of Tidwell Car Co. which has been in business for 30 years to date. He was also an accomplished golfer who loved the game and was an active member of East Lake Country Club and The Metropolitan Country Club, as well as the the Highland Golf Club. He loved his family and his family dearly loved him and he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in Jasper on Friday, May 25, 2012, at noon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 25, 2012. Graveside services will be held at the New Hope Cemetery in Jasper following services at the funeral home. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Helping Hands fund in Jasper, 205-387-1057.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503