SAN ANGELO Charles Carrol Tidwell, age 82, went to be with his LORD on Dec. 23, 2013. Charlie was born Jan. 12, 1931, to Floyd C. Tidwell and Lois M. (Green) Tidwell in Granbury, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Willa Dean Morton and Jo Ann Christian; brother Ricky Tidwell; and daughter Debra Zan Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Ann Tidwell; sons Charles Michael Tidwell and wife Suzie of Cresson, David A. Tidwell and wife Trudy of Granbury and Greg N. Jackson and wife Laura of San Angelo; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and many special relatives and lifelong friends. Charlie joined the USAF in 1948, becoming a member of SAC serving as tail gunner on the B-52, B-36 and B-29. He attained the rank of Msgt by the time of his retirement in 1968. While in the military, he received his GED and attended college in England and at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1971, he moved back to his home town of Granbury where he started CC Tidwell Stone and built much of the rock landscape around Lake Granbury. He later moved to a remote part of Erath County near Mingus before settling in San Angelo in 2003. In 2011, he established his permanent residence in the kingdom of God when he trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. "Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!" There will be a celebration of Charlie's life at 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, at the VFW in Granbury. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013, in Miller Creek Cemetery on Hwy 290 near Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to College Hills Baptist Church for "The Reagan Stephenson Fund", 2102 Johnson St, San Angelo, TX 76904.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2013