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Larry Tidwell September 2, 1948 - April 13, 2024

Date of Funeral

April 26, 2024

Larry Eugene Tidwell, age 75 of Ozark, Missouri, went home to be with Jesus, Saturday morning, April 13, 2024, at Hopedale Baptist Church, doing what he loved, serving others. If you knew Larry, you know Heaven was having a party when he walked through those gates. Larry was born September 2, 1948, in Bradleyville, Missouri to Everett and Minnie Tidwell.         Bradleyville was a big part of Larry’s life. He was born a farmer and farmed for many years.

Being from Bradleyville Larry was pretty famous, especially being a “Hick from the Sticks.” He was the basketball manager for the state winning Bradleyville Eagles and trust me, he would let you know. Larry loved sports. He was always wearing St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia and boy did he know Cardinal baseball, baseball, basketball, and football history. Everyone called Tidwell for answers when it came to sports. If you knew Larry, you know how much he loved Jesus. That man prayed for over 600 people by name daily. So, if you are reading this, he probably prayed for you. He was such a man of God and truly loved Jesus. So many people are in Heaven or will be in Heaven because Tidwell prayed for them. Larry was how all Christians should be, pure and loving. Also, if you knew Larry you know how much he loved his daughter Megan and two grandsons, Maddox and Lincoln. They were his world, and he was theirs, they will miss him more than you can ever imagine.

Larry loved Ozark Football and would never miss a game. He was so excited for football season this year. There are no words to say of how much Larry loved his grandsons. They will always carry a piece of papa in them.

Larry is survived by his daughter and two grandsons, many nieces, and nephews that called him Uncle Larry, and numerous friends that he called family. It is baseball season, so please watch a Cardinal game in memory of Tidwell. Also, love like Tidwell loved everyone and prayed for even a stranger. We all need to be more like Larry Tidwell. He was a special man and will be greatly missed by so many. In lieu of flowers donations may be donated to an account for Maddox and Lincoln that has been set up at any Ozark Bank.

Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 26, 2024, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri.

Notice: Location Change for Larry Tidwell Celebration of Life Services
Due to impending weather Larry Tidwell Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be moved to First Baptist Church, 1400 W. Jackson Street, Ozark, Missouri. The service will begin at 11:00A.M. Saturday, April 27, 2024, followed by a pot luck meal and fellowship.


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    Nathan Brewer says

    Larry will be greatly missed! When we lost our mother back in December and he reached out to our family and my father for comforting and prayers. Shortly after my father passed just eight weeks later, he always kept in contact with me. You could not have asked for a better man and I will always remember him for his kindness and was the love for the Lord.
    My condolences to the family.

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    Danny Douglas says

    This is Danny Douglas; I was married to Larry’s cousin, Myra Tidwell for 52 years. She passed away in December 2020. She had MS for 22 years and was wheel chair bound when she passed away. I want to give my condolences to Larry’s family and friends.

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    Debbie (Pellham) Harvey says

    Larry was a good Christian man… My son Darrell Johnson went to heaven a year ago on April 3 and Larry said he knew he was up there because he had spoken to him at church several times… Now they are up there together💙🙏
    He will be missed🥺

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    Richard L Smith says

    Larry was a very special man. More that once, he was there for our family when we needed help and
    prayers. Larry and I both loved to watch “The Andy Griffith Show”. Now he’s probably sitting in Floyd’s
    barber shop telling stories.

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    Julie Halter Antley says

    Larry was a patient of mine and Dr Maska for many years. I always loved to see him in the office. We would talk sports, kids and grandkids. He was always so polite and kind to everyone. He will be greatly missed, but heaven gained a true angel!

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    David Cox says

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Larry was such a great friend to my Dad (Doyle Cox), and would often tell me how much he appreciated my Dad, when he wasn’t teasing me or my Dad about loving the Kansas City Royals.
    My prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
    David Cox and Family

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