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Charley Gaston Tidrow

October 9, 1940 — March 1, 2024


Charley Gaston Tidrow passed away peacefully on March 1, 2024, surrounded by family. He is survived by a supportive and loving wife, Willie Faye, of 62 years and his children Sonja (Mark) Paxton of Allen and Barry (Stacy) Tidrow of Lubbock and grandchildren Brandon, Blane, and Callie Tidrow, Conner Crisp, Kendall (John) Andres, Dustin (Tamara) Whitley, Daniel (Kristin) and Zach ( Christina) Paxton, and Ellen (Zane) Phillips. In addition, he had 11 great-grandchildren and multiple nieces, nephews, and relatives for whom he cared deeply.

Gaston was born October 9, 1940 in Haskell to the late B. C. and Delia Mae Tidrow.  After attending Haskell High school, he enlisted in the Army, serving for 3 years. He was proud of his military background and very patriotic. On November 14, 1961, he married Willie Faye Petrich. Residing in Haskell, they became active in the community. Gaston was a member of the Jaycees and was honored with Jaycee of the Year and Key Man of the Year. He served as chairman of the War Memorial on the Courthouse Square, the Rodeo, the Carnival, and other committees. While he enjoyed watching his children in their activities, he did his part by coaching Little League and Little Dribblers and becoming a lifetime member of the Texas Tech Dad's Association. Also, he was an active member of East Side Baptist Church serving on many committees and driving the church van.

Pawpaw will be remembered for many golf/hunting trips with friends and fishing, dominoes, and spade games with the grands and kids. He loved to entertain family with his grilling skills and fish frying.

He wore many occupational hats. In 1963, he became a postman for the USPS delivering mail until he became partners in McTid's Lumber Yard in 1976. At this time he began a career as a home builder and developer. He became a full-time farmer and rancher in 1983. Gaston loved being out in nature and tending to the cattle. His final career was as an insurance crop adjuster for over twenty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents B. C. And Delia Tidrow; brothers J.C. and Chick Tidrow, sister, Zetta Short Dutton; son-in-law, Jim Crisp; nephews, Larry Short and Ricky and Gale Tidrow; and nieces, Cindy Short and Tammy Kasparek.

A Celebration of LIfe will be held 2:00pm, Monday, March 4, 2024 at East Side Baptist Church in Haskell, TX with Bro. Carl Amburn officiating.  Burial will follow in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home, 2 Avenue D.  A visitation will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 5:00-6:30pm at the funeral home.  Condolences may be made at

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Haskell Funeral Home

2 Avenue D, Haskell, TX 79521

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Celebration of Life

Monday, March 4, 2024

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