Mr. Tidwell was born in Bartow County on April 20, 1963, a son of Margaret Ann Craig Tidwell and the late Grady W. Tidwell. Mr. Tidwell was a member of the Crowe Springs Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors, which led him to become an avid coon hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Choate Tidwell; one step-son, Eric Dawson; one grandchild, Blaine Dawson; one brother, Michael Lee Tidwell Sr.; two sisters, Cathy Ann Tidwell and Susan Rene Bagley; mother-in-law, Joena Choate, Spring Field, Mo.; three nephews, Joshua Blake Bagley, Jerry Wayne Bagley Jr. and Michael Tidwell Jr.; six uncles; seven aunts; and several cousins also survive Mr. Tidwell.
Memorial Services for Mr. Tidwell will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Crowe Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Cowart officiating.
Parnick Jennings Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave., Rome, with Natalie Cochran assisting, is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Tidwell.