Weldon (W.M.) Moody Tidwell

Weldon (W.M.) Moody Tidwell, 89, of Brazoria, formerly of Hubbard, stepped into eternity March 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Services for Weldon will be held Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Wade Funeral Chapel.
Weldon was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Freestone County, to Mary Moody and Walter V. Tidwell. He attended Mexia schools before joining the Army Air Corps in World War II. He served from Aug. 15, 1941 to Nov. 16, 1946. He then worked in the oil fields in New Mexico. It was shortly after that when Weldon started his career in the trucking industry. First, with Brown Express in Houston/ Waco and then with Yellow Freight System in Tulsa, Okla. / Dallas. He worked for Yellow Freight as a dispatcher and line haul operations manager for 25 years. After his retirement in 1982 he worked in the Hubbard/ Malone area as a carpenter.
Weldon married Mabelene Adler on Aug. 22, 1957. In the late 1960s they decided to move to Hubbard and together they built their home with help from family and friends. It was completed in June 1970. Weldon served on the Post Oak Water Board and Hill County Appraisal District Board of Directors. Weldon was very active in the Hubbard City Masonic Lodge #530, where he served as Worshipful Master and as District Deputy Grand Master. Weldon and Mabelene attended Salem Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Malone. In 2006 they moved to Brazoria.
Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, Walter V. Tidwell and Mary Moody Tidwell Knight; stepfather, J.E. Knight; baby brother, Smith Tidwell; infant son, Weldon Jr.; stepson, Wayne McGinnis; grandson, Kenneth Wayne Black; and two great-grandchildren, Kenzie Lenox and Danny Lenox Jr.
Weldon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mabelene Tidwell of Brazoria; brother, Walter Tidwell and wife Elissa of Columbus, Ga.; daughter, Carolyn McElroy and husband Jim of Shiloh; daughter, Sharon Fox and husband Tim of Brazoria; grandsons, Danny Lenox and wife Nichole of Malone and Charles Black of Dallas; granddaughters, Mary Kozlovsky and husband Greg of Hillsboro, Laura Fisher and husband Rory of Colorado; and Shannon Lenox Skilling and husband Willie of Hubbard; and great-grandchildren, Keslie, Cutter, Olivia and Jillian Lenox, Chance Moody Hasse, Kenneth Brandon Black, Mitchell and Lauren Kozlovsky, and Brett, Brittany, Megan and Morgan Fisher.
Sign the memorial guestbook for Weldon at wadefuneralhome.net.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.