TIDWELL, GARY HUNT - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at his home. A loving and devoted husband and father. Survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Scott Tidwell and wife, Tracia; step son, James Thomas; grandsons, Noah and Luke Tidwell; sister, Sylvia Pirtle; nephew, Tony Tidwell and wife, Judy; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Tidwell was employed by Cochran Family McDonalds for 49 years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and cancer research. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lynnhurst/Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Phillip Murphy officiating. A graveside service will follow in the Lynnhurst Cemetery. Friends may leave their condolences at www.lynnhurstchapel.com.