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Joe Tidwell Jr.

November 21, 1929 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 90)

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Joe Tidwell Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2020 surrounded by his family.  He went to see his beloved wife, Dorothy, who passed 14 years ago.  Joe married Dorothy Harkins on July 25, 1950.

Joe was born on November 21, 1929 in Breckenridge, Texas to Joe Tidwell Sr. and Virgil Kelly Livingston. He worked as a mechanic and he worked his last 15 years for the school bus barn before retiring 25 years ago. He worked for most of the dealerships in Odessa at one time or another. 

Joe was a lifetime bowler and a lifetime fisherman. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, both of his parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 2 granddaughters, Kelsey and Ayrielle.

Joe is survived by his sons, John Tidwell of Gardendale, Tom Tidwell of Graham and Joe Tidwell and daughter-in-law, Tricia of Odessa; sisters, Betty Turner and Barbara Staggs; grandchildren, Kelly Kneedler, Jason and wife, Jennifer; Jeromy and wife, Bridgett; great grandchildren, Matt and wife, Lauren, Isaac, Bryson, Seth, Jeffery, Bailea, Joely and John Mathew; great-great grandchildren, Bentley, Evie and Theo.  He was a great man to all his family and was loved by all.  He is missed already.

Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  

Pallbearers will be, Jason Tidwell, Jeromy Tidwell, Bryson Tidwell, Jeffery Tidwell, Seth Tidwell, John Mathew Turner, Matt Tidwell and Isaac Tidwell.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Midland, as they were a great help to us for the last year.  Everyone there was wonderful.  A special thanks to Cecilia whom dad was very fond of. 


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February 7, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20 Hwy
Odessa, TX 79762

Graveside Service
February 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX 79762

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