MILLERSBURG -- Harold Jay Tidball Jr., 83, of Millersburg went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, surrounded by his family who loved him so much! He died from an extended illness at Majora Lane Care Center.
Junior was born on Sept. 29, 1933, in Killbuck to Harold Jacob Sr. and Evelyn Ellen (ne Smith) Tidball.
Junior was born and raised in Killbuck and graduated from Killbuck High School in 1951. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord for two years.
He graduated from the General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, where he was a natural in salesmanship, marketing and all facets of the business. He and his dad owned and operated Tidball Pontiac and GMC in Killbuck for more than 45 years, winning numerous company awards for sales. He later delivered meals for the Holmes County Senior Center.
Junior was a member of the Killbuck Lion's Club. He volunteered his time helping with the Killbuck Early American Days and was an active participant in the local historical car shows and parades. Junior was a member of Killbuck United Methodist Church.
Junior's pride and joys were his daughters, granddaughters and their families. He also had a huge heart for his countless dogs and cat; he could never turn any away. Junior was an extraordinary, generous and giving person and was extremely compassionate. He was known for "giving the shirt off his back" and he simply loved people.
Junior is survived by his sister, Louise Ellen Mellinger of Millersburg; two daughters, Debra "Debbie" A. Harris of Wooster and Lisa E. (Denny) Gregory of Navarre; five granddaughters, Ashley M. Conner of Stow, Amber N. Conner of North Canton, Allyse D. Conner of Wilmington, North Carolina, Hallie V. Harris of Berlin and Waleili E. Gregory of Navarre; one great-grandchild, Amirah A. Grochowski of North Canton; a son-in-law, John W. Harris of Berlin; and his former wife, Marjorie E. (Laskey) Tidball of Navarre.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lee Edward Tidball in 2009.
The family would like to say a heartfelt thank-you to the staff at Majora Lane Care Center and LifeCare Hospice for their tireless care of Junior.
A celebration of life service for Junior's selfless life was noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Welcome Church of Christ, 4895 Township Road 257, Millersburg, with Pastor Dale Duncan officiating the service.
Friends and family were received one hour before the service Saturday at the church. A private burial will be in Killbuck Cemetery. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Junior's name to Alexander Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements for the family; LifeCare Hospice; Majora Lane Care Center; or to the Holmes County Humane Society.