Obituary Listings

William F. Tidwell, Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on William's Tribute wall
Obituary for William F. Tidwell, Jr.

LAKELAND - William F. Tidwell (Bill), 71, peacefully passed away on July 21, 2017 after a long illness.

Bill was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1945. He was a Navy Veteran and worked as a building contractor.

He was very active at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church before his illness, volunteering with youth ministry and “Little Church”. He was a man of great faith, good work ethic, and loved his family.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Tidwell, and his brother, Bobby.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cindy. He is also survived by his two daughters, Patti (Sabino) Schiavo, and Suzy (Ed) Brabant, and grandchildren – Elisa, Filippo, Elena, Sara, Matteo, Trenton, Hannah and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sister, Leona Hirschhorn of Carlisle, PA, and his niece Judi Dunkle and nephew Matt Hirschhorn.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel Tribute Center. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 210 W. Lemon Street, Lakeland. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of William F. Tidwell, Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Heath Funeral Chapel - Tribute Center

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Service times pending





10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

210 West Lemon Street
Lakeland, Fl 33815

Cemetery Details


Florida National Cemetery

6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
William F. Tidwell, Jr.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of William

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.