Alan L. Tidwell
November 13, 1953  -  April 12, 2019

Alan L. Tidwell

Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Monday, April 15, 2019
6 to 8 pm
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Alan L Tidwell known as Pepa to the grands and Curly to his friends of Tyro passed away on April 12, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.

Alan was born in Chetopa on November 13, 1953 to Lloyd and Zoe (Smith) Nading. He was brought up in Chetopa where he attend grade school and Chetopa High School. It was during high school he met and married Kathy Ryan the couple later divorced but not before being blessed with two children. He later married Doris Lawson and he gained three children. Doris preceded him in death in 2011. It was this same year that Alan met Cynthia Evans while working in the same maintenance department. After four years of courtship Alan and Cynthia were united in marriage, where he gained two sons, Ric and Curtis Shafer.

Alan had worked for Jensen’s, Spears, AIW, and he was currently employed with Matcor. Alan loved everybody, he never spoke ill of another person, he never met a stranger, and he never told anyone no. Alan had the heart for service, he was the Day Capitan with the Tyro Volunteer Fire Department. He would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his wallet, he was just that type of man. Alan was a member of the Western Way Cowboy Church in Altamont. Alan was most happy surrounding himself with his family and friends, riding Harleys and horses was an even seconded place.

Alan’s memories will live on with his wife; Cynthia, mother Zoe Nading, sons; Brian Taylor his wife Dawn, Monte Campbell his wife Debbie, Ric Shafer, and Curtis Shafer daughters; Wanda Moore her husband Les, Cami Tippen her husband Eric, and Tina Weimer her husband Brian, his brother Wes Nading his wife Kasey, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cremation will follow and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Virginia Morgan
    Coffeyville, KS

    I met Alan through my mom. Then a few years later through his daughter Tina. He was a great person and I will miss him. I hadn't seen him in a few years. But i have great memories of him.

  2. Mike loveless
    Coffeyville, KS

    Curley will be missed a great man

  3. Andali Foster
    Coffeyville, KS

    Curly was a great friend. He always had this way of making you laugh no matter what mood you were in. I’ve got a million memories and when I look back at them I will always smile. My condolences to the family. He will always be in our hearts

  4. Joan Emert Yates
    Independence, KS

    Zoe Nell, I am so sorry for your loss, when I saw his
    name I just knew it was your son. Thoughts and

  5. Joy Smith
    Coffeyville, KS

    Prayers and love to you all. The love Alan and Cyndi had was one to admire. Alan had a big heart, a smile ALWAYS on his face and ready to help whenever. Sending love to all the family.

  6. Curtis Rexwinkle
    Independence, KS

    Alan was a good man. It was an honor working with him. He was very intelligent and quick-witted. He presence is and will be missed.

  7. Kirk Carter
    Independence, KS

    Alan was a good friend and a great coworker. He will be missed . My condolences to the family.

  8. Star Adams
    Independence, KS

    Good bye ole friend. My prayers are with the family.

  9. Sheila Williams
    South Coffeyville, OK

    Alan always made me laugh. He will be missed. Prayers and thoughts for the family.

  10. Brandy Benedict
    Independence, KS

    Alan was a wonderful person to know. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  11. Teresa Goodman
    Independence, KS

    Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was a terrific guy, and will be greatly missed.

  12. Larry Rosson
    Coffeyville, KS

    Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers goes out to all the Familys His Mother Zoe Special Prayers for you Zoe

  13. Wayde Klingsick
    Muskogee, OK

    It was great working with you all those years Curly! Truly a great man. Always made us laugh.
    R.I.P old friend. RIDE FREE

  14. Don Conrad
    Elk City, KS

    My deepest condolences to Alan's family. He was such a kind and caring individual. It was my pleasure having the opportunity to get to know and work with Alan.

  15. Christopher Williams
    Coffeyville, KS

    I have many good memories of Allen. He will be missed by many people. God bless!

  16. Denise Blecha
    , KS

    My firefighting brother, I will forever miss you. There will never be another just like you, the world is a darker place with out you!
    My heart aches. 😢

  17. Frank West
    Delaware, OK

    you will be missed

  18. Mike tosh
    Caney, KS

    Great man he will be missed

  19. John wehmeier
    Coffeyville, KS

    My payers are with you all god bless

  20. Mike & Laurie White
    Independence, KS

    God bless everyone, and so sad to hear this. He was a very kind man, seen him about a month ago at atwoods and seemed to be doing good. Take care ofyourself Cyndi.

  21. Monica tosh
    Caney, KS

    Allen will be missed.

  22. David Meadows
    Independence, KS

    Was a good friend, always enjoyed his friendship. Will be missed

  23. Sara Sharpton
    Coffeyville, KS

    My deepest condolences to the family. Alan was such a friendly man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you Aunt Cindy, Cami and Wanda

  24. Becki Reeder Voris
    Oklahoma City, OK

    So sorry for your loss he was a great man .always made me smile.

  25. Teresa Parrish (Yeubanks)
    South Coffeyville, OK

    Thoughts, love and prayers to all the family. Curly was like a dad of mine and their family was our family. He was loved by many and will be missed by many. Rest In Love Curly.. PS. Give my mom n dad a big hug from me in Heaven.

  26. Marsha Evans-Vinsonhaler
    Farmington, MO

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. Aunt Mick and Marsha

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