Claudus E. Tidwell

Claudus E. Tidwell


It is with great sadness that the family of Claudus E. Tidwell announces his passing after his courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the age of 85 years.

Claudus E. Tidwell (Contributed)

Claudus was born April 23, 1927 in Blount County to the late Clayton and Ila Tidwell. Claudus served in the U.S. Army, The United States Air Force and The Alabama National Guard. He then worked at Vulcan Materials Company for over 30 years before he retired. He was a faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Past Grand Marshall of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of Calera Lodge #445 for over 50 years.

Claudus was a fighter. He had a strong will to live and was brave and positive throughout his battle with cancer and his resulting health problems. The world is now missing one of the sweetest, most wonderful and loving men most will ever know. He will be fondly remembered and loved by anyone who ever met him, as he didn’t have an enemy in the world. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

Claudus will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Johnnie Tidwell of Calera. He also leaves to cherish his sweet memories, son, Don Tidwell (Tasha); son in law, Rodney Hall; sister, Mavis Love (Hoyt); grandchildren, Brandon Tidwell (Melissa), Taylor Tidwell, Sara Tidwell, Cayman Tidwell, Kinley Tidwell, Kandi Folds (Ron) and Rod Hall (LeaAnne); great-grandchildren, Ariana Tidwell, Ian Lee and Leah Beth Lee; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Hall.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Bolton Funeral Home, 207 Highway 47 South, Columbiana, with Pastor Joe Raines officiating. Visitation will at 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to service at Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana. Music will be provided by soloist Debra Horton. Burial will follow at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, with pallbearers Willie Frank Mitchell, Mike Watts, Dale Watts, Mike Hubbard, Brandon Tidwell and Taylor Tidwell. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Claudus to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 6214 County Road 151, Calera, AL 35040. Please sign online condolences at