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“To all who loved and were loved by Joe, my heart is with you. As distant cousins, Joe and I became acquainted through our love of genealogy. Finding...Read More »
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Joe F. "Papa" Tidwell, Sr., 83 of Halls, TN, died Wednesday (4-17-13) at his residence.

Born in Finley, TN, he was the son of the late William Alexander and the late Dovie (Haney) Tidwell.
Mr. Joe was also an avid gardener and carpenter. He was a member of the Dyer County Fair Association. Mr. Joe was instrumental in the planning and building of the "Sorghum Village" exhibit at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Mr. Joe, being a barber by profession, was notably interested in the authenticity and furnishings of the "Barber's Shop" exhibit. Many of his barber shop antiques are still on display today.

Survived by his wife: Janene Tidwell, three daughters: Lisa (Mike) Tidwell Baker of Dyersburg, TN, Krysta (Eric) Adams Evans of Halls, TN, Dana (Ronnie) Adams Walker of Halls, TN and one son: Joe "Little Joe" And (Kathy) Tidwell of Dyersburg, TN

Brother of one sister: Susie (Buck) Moore of Finley, TN and one brother: Billy (Mildred) Tidwell of Dyersburg, TN
Mr. Joe is also survived by 8 grandchildren, one of which he raised as his own; Emilee Ruth Moore. He also leaves 8 great grandchildren
Predeceased by his Sister, Leedale Jones, Sister, Lousie Jones, brother, Elmer Tidwell, brother, Thelmer Tidwell, brother, Marvin Tidwell, brother, Tommy Tidwell

.Visitation will be from 5-8pm. on Friday (4-19-13) at the First Baptist Church, 102 E. Tigrett St. Halls.

Funeral service will be held Saturday (4-20-13) at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 102 E. Tigrett St., Halls

Interment will be Saturday in Halls Cemetery, Halls.

Pall bearers; Jeff Jones, Rickie Tidwell, Pat Moser, Danny Hurst, Phillip Tidwell

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