Obituary: Charles Lewis Bidwell, Sr., 84



Charles Lewis Bidwell, Sr., age 84, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home.


Mr. Bidwell was born on January 22, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Paul Bernard and Esther Mai Morris Bidwell, Jr. He was a graduate of the Ashland City High School Class of 1954, and was retired from AJ Smith Lumber & Building Supplies Company where he was employed for 30 years. After retirement he remained active on his cattle farm. He was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Flora Head Bidwell; and his brother, Morris Bidwell.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Lyn Bidwell; son, Charles L. “Chuck” Bidwell (Larry Soennichsen); sister-in-law, Mildred Bidwell; nieces, Marissa (Doug) Vann, and Melodie (Dick) Marshall; numerous loving great-nieces & great-nephews; and Randall Pugh.


If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 2621 Church Street, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146, or the Cheatham County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship Fund.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com