Roy William Bidwell Jr.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Roy William Bidwell Jr., age 90 of Fayetteville, Arkansas and a former resident of Blytheville and Paducah, Kentucky, passed from this life on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

Born to Roy William and Susie Kate Scott Bidwell in Burdette, Arkansas he was of the Protestant Faith. Roy was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Air Force having honorably served his country during WWII and the Korean War. Roy was also a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a retired civilian truck driver.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Lindsey Bidwell; his parents; son, David Roy Bidwell; and his step-father, Hiriam Hoover (Hi).

He is survived by his three daughters, Linda Sue Davis and her husband Dave, Sharon Kay Sims and her husband Don, Theresa Rae Copeland and her husband Don; son, Michael Roy Bidwell and his wife Debbie; sister, Lois Herndon McDougal; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Holifield officiating. Burial will follow at Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time. Condolences may be expressed to the family at