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Claude L. Tidd Jr.
Claude L. Tidd Jr.SheriffClaude L. Tidd Jr., 84 of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday, February 11, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.

He was born May 9, 1934 in Marion to the late Claude L. and Flora Belle (Kutz) Tidd Sr.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Tidd and a sister, Pauline Geer.

On March 10, 1967 he married the former Sandra Perry in Michigan and she survives in Richwood.

He was a member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church.  He was the service manager for Mathews-Kennedy Ford in Marion for over 40 years where he earned several service awards from the Ford Motor Company.  He then worked for North Union Local School District as its Transportation Supervisor for 11 years before retirement.  Claude’s true passion was in law enforcement and between 1968 and 1972 he was a deputy for Marion County Sheriff Max Ross, earning the titles of Lieutenant and Chief Deputy.  In 1970 he graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.

He loved gardening and his favorite time of year was spring.  Claude was able to fix just about anything and enjoyed tinkering with cars and building computers.  He loved his puppies and enjoyed story-telling, especially law enforcement stories.  The most important thing by far to Claude was his family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gregory (Ruth) McCloud, Key West, Florida; Dan Tidd, Prospect; a daughter, Penni Jolliff, Pompano Beach, Florida; a sister Linda Hooper, Marion; two brothers, Jack Tidd and George Tidd, both of Marion; grandchildren, Keshia (Jonathon) Todhunter, Amber Klaiber, Meagan (Kyle) Horn, Ian McCloud, Evan McCloud; great-grandchildren, Reese Todhunter, Lily Horn, Karson Horn.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Kevin Orr officiating.  Private family burial will take place in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

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#1 from: Jacob Gilliam
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:17 PM

Claude will be truly missed. Such a kind heart and soul. I am proud to be able to say he was a friend of mine.

#2 from: Sarah Gilliam
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:19 PM

Truly sorry for your loss. In just the short time I knew Claude, he was a wonderful man. I pray for you and your family during this time of sadness.

#3 from: Carol and Roy Barr
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Sandee, Roy and I are so very sorry to hear about Claude. He was always so nice to Roy and I. You and your family are in our prayers.

#4 from: Diana Jordan
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:36 PM

I am so sorry for your families loss. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

#5 from: Mark and Robin Westbrook
Plain City, oh
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:37 PM

Greg and Ruthie,
We were saddened to hear of your loss.  We pray that God wraps you and your family in his arms and gives you strength and peace ❤️🙏🏻

#6 from: Karolyne
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:07 PM

My heart is breaking. Thinking of you all. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Will never forget how funny Claude was he always made me laugh. Love you all always here for you.

#7 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Russell's Point
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:29 PM

So sorry to hear of Claud's death.  Please accept my sincere sympathy.

#8 from: Juli Smith D'Ascendis
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:28 AM

Sincere condolences to Greg, Ruthie and family. My prayers are with you.

Juli Smith D'Ascendis

#9 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Richwood, ohii
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 8:12 AM

Prayers for healing with the loss of your husband and family's loss of dad and grandfather

#10 from: Holly Vanderpool
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Our family is sadden to here the loss of Claude. May you cheerish all the good memories that he has left you.  God bless.

#11 from: Staff at A1A
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:12 AM


On behalf of everyone here at A1A Atlantic, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family.  

#12 from: Dick Roux
Gainesville, Florida
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:52 AM

I worked for Claude thru the '80's. He was a great boss and a friend. Originally his 1965 Mustang GT was mine from 1968 to 1973. If I remember correctly my father originally hired Claude at the dealership. A very good man he will be greatly missed. 🙏

#13 from: FRED SMITH
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 3:38 PM

To the family of Claude,I send my condolences.Always enjoyed him from being here at Parrotts and taking care of his tractor

#14 from: Jerry Klaiber
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:36 AM

I’m truly sorry to hear of Claude’s passing, my thoughts are with the family

#15 from: Tim and Tracey Monroe
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 8:39 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Claude's passing.  Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  

#16 from: Georgia Masselli
Margate, FL
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:29 PM

SanDee, Greg & Ruthie & Penni,
So sorry to hear of Claude's passing.  Always enjoyed spending time with Claude and you, SanDee. May the good memories comfort you at this very sad time. Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#17 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 10:23 AM

To everyone who loved Claude so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort, peace, love, understanding, sunshine, and everything that you may need.  Cherish all the precious memories that you have.  Praying for your whole family!  God Bless each and every one of you!

#18 from: MIKE KLINE
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:28 AM


#19 from: Rae Amstutz
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:03 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

#20 from: Mark Kemp
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss Greg. May God’s peace be with you and your family.

#21 from: Patti Leimbach
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 6:10 AM

Dear Sandee, Meagan, & family,
I’ Very sorry to hear (late) of the loss of Claude. I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family in this time.

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