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George Tidwell Semmes

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George Tidwell Semmes

Memphis, TN

George Tidwell Semmes, 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, after a fall that occurred on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Born January 13, 1925 in Memphis, TN, he was was the only son of Charles Middleton Semmes and Martha Eugenia Tidwell Semmes. He grew up in Morrilton, AR, and graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in 1942. He entered the US Army and served in WW2 as second and first lieutenant. He received three battle stars and a purple heart. In 1948 Tidwell graduated from the University of Arkansas with a business degree. On June 7, 1947, he married Juanita Hamilton of Russellville AR. He worked at, then owned automobile dealerships from 1948 until 1979. In 1981 he entered the commercial real estate business. He married Lucille Stephens Johnstone Cobb on February 21, 1981. Over the course of his life he enjoyed golf, cattle ranching, tree farming, real estate, investing, current events, his church and his family.

He is survived by his sons, George Tidwell Semmes and Thomas Middleton Semmes of Millington, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23 at Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24 at Church of the Holy Spirit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 22, 2017
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