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Charles W. Tidwell

July 30, 1945 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 72)

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The Management and Support Staff Announce the death of Mr. Charles W. Tidwell, 72, of Ridgeway, South Carolina.

Mr. Tidwell transitioned to his earthly home Thursday, October 5, 2017, at WJB Dorn VA Hospital Columbia, South Carolina. 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m., at Nelson's Funeral Home Chapel, 270 N. Dogwood Ave. Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130. 

Rev. Ronald McClurklin will officiate the service.

Public viewing will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Charles Willie Tidwell, affectionately known as “Butch”, was born on July 30, 1945 to the late John and Lucy Barber Tidwell.  Charles was called home to rest on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. 

Charles graduated from Fairfield High School in the Class of 1963.   After graduating from high school, Charles was drafted into the United States Army in 1965.  He served for seven years and one of those years included a tour of duty in Vietnam. 

During his journey of life, Charles joined White Oak Baptist Church #1 in Winnsboro, SC.   He was a peaceful and fun- loving man.   During his free time, he enjoyed watching Westerns, boat riding, fishing and spending time with his family. 

Charles leaves to cherish his memory, the apple of his eye, a wife of 49 years, Barbara Loretta Tidwell of the home; a son, Darrel Tidwell of Elgin, SC; a daughter, Heather Tidwell of the home; three grandsons, Darrel Tidwell, Jr., Jordan Tidwell and Jonathan Tidwell; four sisters, Lillian Tidwell of Washington, DC, Nanette Johnson of Powder Springs, GA, Janet Tidwell of Washington DC an Mildred Tidwell of Columbia, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss dearly. 

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles David and Damien Tidwell; one sister, Dorothy Tidwell Lawhorn; and one brother, John Tidwell.

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