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William "Bill" Roy Tidwell, age 87, of Russellville, died May 18, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 16, 1930 in Melbourne, to William Charles "Doc" and Virgie Delora Tidwell.
He was a member of the Atkins Church of Christ, and also a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in Korea. He worked for the FAA as a radar technician supervisor at the radar tower on Buck Mountain.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Nell Clement Tidwell; three sons, William Rodney Tidwell, David Thomas Tidwell, and Christopher Mark Tidwell, and a daughter, Barbara Nell Tidwell Bennett.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cynthia Tidwell, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Betty Tidwell of Piggott, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Atkins Church of Christ, with Mr. Neal Chism officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kip Bennett, Shawn Tidwell, Sean Smith, Jason Gutierrez, Richard Clement and Roy Renfroe.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.

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