Keith Tidwell was born in Hardin County on May 5, 1960, the son of Rheda Tanner Tidwell and the late Billy Joe Tidwell.
On July 5, 1991, he was united in marriage to Teresa Ann Bratton, who survives.
Keith worked for 30 years at Tidwell Lumber and 16 years at Williams Lumber. He grew up in and was baptized at Morris Chapel Pentecostal Church and later attended Old Union Church with his wife.
Keith loved being outside riding his UTV and deer hunting. He loved socializing and being around people. Keith would go eat and sample every restaurant he could and go drink coffee with friends. One of his greatest loves was his dog, Sophie Grace Ann. Keith was a simple man and loved to laugh and have fun.
Keith departed this life on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 59 years, 10 months and 23 days.
Keith is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa Bratton Tidwell of Morris Chapel; his mother, Rheda Tidwell of Savannah; sister, Sherry Tidwell Workman of Savannah; nieces, Makaya Robertson and her husband William, and Kristy Stamper and her husband Mark; nephew, Brandon Workman and his wife Jennie; great niece, Clair Anne; mother-in-law, Frankie Bratton; and his brother-in-laws and best friends, David Workman and Todd Bratton.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Wayne Tidwell; and his father-in-law, Cleatus Bratton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center, 935 Wayne Road, Savannah, Tennessee 38372.