Jack Tidd, 74

Jack H. Tidd, 74, of Montra, passed away on Easter Sunday evening, March 31, 2013, after a very courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family.
Jack was born on May 15, 1938, in Jackson Center, the son of the late Violet (Miller) and Robert Tidd. On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Margaret E. Schumann. During their 50 years of marriage they had many great memories of traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Jack is survived by a daughter, Gina (Randy) Pence, of Jackson Center; two sons, Todd (Sandra) Tidd, of Montra, and Jon (Wendy) Tidd, of Fishers, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tyler Pence, of Wapakoneta, Tiffani Pence, of Columbus, Alyse (Taylor) McMurtrey, of Noblesville, Ind., Shelbi Tidd, of Fishers, Ind., and Jackie Tidd, of Montra; six sisters and four brothers-in-law: Gloria and the late LeRoy Manger, of Botkins, Cynthia and Larry Judy, of Jackson Center, and Sue and Ray Davis, of Jackson Center, Karen Levi, of Tipp City, Deb Gates, of Port Jefferson, and Tammy and Lloyd Stephens, of Fort Loramie; and four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Tidd, of New Baltimore, Mich., Rick and Judy Tidd, of Dayton, Paul Tidd, of Anna, and Ronnie and Barbara Tidd, of Elizabeth City, N.C.
Jack graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Little Rock as a Radio Man 3rd Class from September 1957 to September 1961. Jack was a plant manager at American Trim retiring in April 2001.He was a member of St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church-Jackson Township, Indian Lake Moose Lodge and Jackson Center American Legion. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Family and friends will always remember Jack’s signature smile and infectious laugh.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jacob’s Lutheran church in Jackson Township, with the Rev. Shannon Vogelezang officiating. Burial is to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and 9:30 to 100:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church-Jackson Township or Wilson Home Health & Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.