Justin Douglas Tidwell, age 45, died tragically, January 2, 2019, in Augusta, Arkansas. He was born May 20, 1973 at Wynne to the late James and Mary Lou Carter Tidwell.
Doug lived in Augusta, Arkansas most of his life. Doug inherited a great sense of humor from his Mom. He was a good cook and loved Mexican food. He loved animals, especially his dogs. Doug was resilient, self-sufficient and lived his life on his own terms. Those that knew him well, knew he was just a fun loving guy. One of the last posts he put on Facebook was “Sometimes we react in anger, thinking about those that hurt us, but we are hurting ourselves. In life, it is sometimes better to ignore situations, people and offenses. Because the consequences can be irreversible and catastrophic.” Doug lived hard and loved hard.
Doug is survived by his sister Jimmie Dawn Tidwell of Augusta, Arkansas and half-brother James Donald Tidwell of Louisiana. He was proceeded in death by his partner Paul Garton of Augusta, Arkansas, his parents Jimmy D Tidwell and Mary Lou (Carter) Tidwell, his grandparents Ramon L Carter and Betty K (Morris) Carter of Arvada, Colorado and great grandparents James A Carter and Alma V (Snider) Carter of Augusta, Arkansas.
The family will have a memorial service 2:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Augusta Community Center, 100 Riverdale Street, Augusta, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Augusta Animal Shelter.