Ricky Dale Tidmore

Ricky Dale Tidmore, age 67, of Alabaster, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, March 23, 2020.  Mr. Tidmore is preceded in death by his parents, Braxton and Eunice Tidmore and sister, Sandra Scoggins Sullivan.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Judy Baker Tidmore; daughters Tracy Tidmore Thomas (Barry), Robin Tidmore Ellis (Jake); son, Jeff Tidmore (Jill); 5 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Joe Tidmore, Sr. (Brenda), Charles Tidmore (Joyce); and many nieces and nephews.

Ricky was a Thompson High School graduate, class of 1972.  He was manager at Alabaster Auto Service.  He spent all his adult life in the automotive industry in Shelby County.  He was a Mason, a dedicated member of the Pelham Church of God, where he served on the council.  Through the church, he started Open Arms Ministry to help meet the needs of the homeless and families around the community.  He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at Elliottsville Cemetery on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  Brothers Melvin Massey and Jason Hallcox officiating.  Charter Funeral Home entrusted.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


  1. Bobby and Susan Templin on March 23, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ricky was a sweet, loving, fun man and will be missed by all.

  2. Judy Darlene Payne Williams on March 23, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Judy Darlene my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. The memories of a long life together will be a treasure.

  3. Angie Glass on March 24, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Ricky was a great man and friend of my and my late husband Carl Glass we always went to him with our cars to get service ,we have share so many great time and laughter with him he had a smile alway and a very jolly man my thoughts and prayers are with his family, sorry for your loss, R.I.P. MY FRIEND.

  4. Brenda Moore on March 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Sorry to hear about Ricky. our prayers are with your family.kenneth & Brenda Moore

  5. Patsy Copeland on March 24, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Donnie and I are so very sorry to hear about Ricky. I have such sweet memories of growing up with Ricky…You all have a special place in my heart.
    Our Love, Donnie and Patsy Copeland

  6. Marie Jordan on March 24, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Ricky’s kindness and caring attituede toward everone he met will be missed by everyone.

  7. Rhonda on March 24, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    My heart aches for you and your family. Praying for God to wrap you in His arms and comfort you. Treasure all your loving memories.
    Sympathy and love,
    Rhonda Carter

  8. Steve and Barbara Bearden on March 25, 2020 at 5:30 am

    RIP Ricky, your home now. Prayers for Judy and family.

  9. Robert and Joyce Thomas on March 25, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Our prayers are with your family during this time. We will always remember the good times we spent together. Thanks for the memories.

  10. Cindy Street watson on March 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Ricky was a good soul. All her left behind are in my prayers.

  11. Terrie on March 27, 2020 at 12:51 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. I knew him through Alabaster Auto and he was always smiling. He loved the Lord and Heaven gained an angel. He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to his family!

  12. Cletis & Eleanor Smith on March 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Judy, we send our prayers to you and family and hope the wonderful memories will guide you through, it came as a great shock to hear of Ricky’s death. He was like part of our family while we lived in Alabaster. Memories of the happy times will linger.

  13. Scott Smith on March 28, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Judy. No words can express the shock and sorrow to learn of Ricky’s passing. Our prayers are with you and family. I will always have the wonderful memories of spending my senior year at Thompson and having Ricky and you as my best friends and extended family. So many wonderful memories. I am proud to have been able to call this man my friend! RIP Ricky.