Graveside services for Archie Columbus Tidwell, 86, of Artesia, New Mexico, will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia, New Mexico.
Archie Columbus Tidwell died on Friday, December 10, 2021 at a local hospital.
Archie C. Tidwell was born on November 19, 1935 to Ola Mae Price and Luther Gail Tidwell in Cleburne, Texas. He attended high school then ventured to work for his father in the plumbing business. He became a proud father in 1954 and blended his family to raise seven children. Mr. Tidwell worked for various positions to include; oil fields, dirt work, lastly till his retirement at Sweatt Construction. He enjoyed playing baseball, woodworking building fiddles, collecting arrow heads, camping, fishing. His hearts truest passion was his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 42 years, Velma "Teet" Bratcher Tidwell; two sons, Ricky Owens, Bliss Lee Owens; two daughters, Glenna Dale Tidwell, Brenda Brintle; three brothers, Kenneth Tidwell, Keith Tidwell, Doyle Wayne Tidwell; one grandson Ricky Don Owens.
Survivors include his three daughters, Linda Beadle and husband Barry of Artiesa, NM, Carla Owens and husband J.L of Troy, TX, Vickie Tidwell of Troy, TX; two sisters, Demetria Penner and husband Bill of Scurry, TX, Karen Tidwell of Brady, TX; along with thirty-six grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
A special thank you to everyone for their prayers and support including all the medical staff.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young of Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center in Temple, Texas.