Mr. Brady C. Tidwell

Brady C. Tidwell, age 83, of Detroit, AL, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the residence.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, June 24, 2009 at the Otts Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2009 from the Detroit Church of God. The body to lie-in-state at the church from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. prior to service. Burial in the Kingsville Cemetery. Officiating ministers, Bro. Aaron Gann and Bro. Terron Gentry. Serving as active pallbearers, Johnny Stanford, Jeff Overton, Tony Saine, Shannon Cranford, Jerry Hanratty, Heath Hanratty, Josh Harris, Brantley Gann and Tommy Gann.

Mr. Tidwell was born July 29, 1925 in Marion County, AL to the late George W. and Emma Burleson Tidwell. He was a member of the Detroit Church of God and he loved his church. Mr. Tidwell was married for 64 years to Maxine Herron Tidwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the owner of Production Specialist in the oil rig industry for many years. Mr. Tidwell enjoyed racing cars and loved horses, his horse Rain and riding in his horse and buggy. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Tidwell, Detroit, AL; 2 daughters, Wanda (Johnny) Stanford, Detroit, AL, and Janine (Jeff) Overton, Detroit, AL; 2 grandchildren, Natasha (Tony) Saine, Detroit, AL, and Shannon Cranford, Kingwood, TX; 2 great-grandchildren, Garrett Cranford, Sulligent, AL, and Blayne Saine, Detroit, AL; and 1 sister: Hattie Harrison, Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Emma Burleson Tidwell; 3 brothers, Leburn Tidwell, Vader Tidwell, and Gracie Underwood; 2 sisters, Odie Tidwell, and Ola Carter.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.