Jackie Ray Tidwell of Catoosa, Oklahoma passed away on September 17, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born on December 20, 1941, the son of Millard Seed Tidwell and Josephine (Cornsilk) Tidwell in Stilwell, OK.
Jackie enjoyed life and he loved his family. He loved working on and restoring old cars. He and his brother Roy were both considered two of the best shade tree mechanics and auto body painters in their younger days. He was just a genuine guy who loved OU and Dallas Cowboys football, getting together with friends and family, cooking especially his famous spaghetti that everyone loved, and watching his favorite shows on TV such as old westerns, but most of all he loved being around his children. Some of the best memories they had, were packing up the car with an ice chest and bologna and driving around with his children making memories. He even taught them how to drive. He saw the world in the most beautiful way and always wanted to make the best out of life. He will be missed by everyone he leaves behind.
He was preceded in death, by his parents; his first wife, Edgarita Tidwell; his oldest daughter, baby girl Tidwell; and siblings, William Tidwell, Bobby Tidwell, Roy Tidwell, Eric Tidwell, Jess Tidwell, and Farris Tidwell.
He is survived by his family, which includes his current wife, Linda Ross-Tidwell; children, Jo Ann Tidwell, Kay Aguilar and husband Alejo; Jeannie Tidwell, Jackie Tidwell, Nathaniel Tidwell and wife Margaret, Brandon Tidwell, and stepdaughter, Lawanda Duck; siblings, Estell and Alice Tidwell, Carl Moreland, Mary Tidwell, Harvey Moreland and Betty Mabry; grandchildren, Rainy Galaviz, Noor Hammami, Tiana Bernal, Tony Aguilar, Kennedy Aguilar, Alejandra Aguilar, Eric Cruz, Uriah Bluebird, Rosa Chiarez, Gabriella Chiarez, Carmen Belmares, Geronimo Tidwell, Nikia Tidwell, Madison Tidwell, Tallon Tidwell, Payton Tidwell, and Cleo Jame Tidwell; as well as 19 great-grandchildren.