Thad Zane Tidwell was born Oct. 10, 1969, in Alamogordo, to Fred L. and Fay Lane Tidwell. He passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Thad fought a hard and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
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He dedicated his life to his family and working on his Peterbilt trucks and growing his fleet of trucks and trailers.
When he wasn't working on his trucks, Thad spent time at the lake with friends and family - which he had done since the age of 2. Anyone who knew Thad knows he had a "need for speed."
He was preceded in death by his mother Fay Lane Tidwell; niece Shania Fay Tidwell; grandparents Warren C. and Eunice Tidwell and Buster Lane.
Thad is survived by his wife, Suzanne; son Tyler, father Fred L. Tidwell and his wife, Brenda; brothers Tab and Todd; grandmother Gracie Lane and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Monte Vista Cemetery with Couy Griffin officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tyler L. Tidwell, Tab L. Tidwell, Ernest W. Rideout, Linn Ellison, Jim Myers and Patrick Martin.
The Tidwell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 11 to July 11, 2013