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“You will forever be loved and missed uncle Dix !!! RIP you sweet soul ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sandra Nierman - Lincolnton, NC

“You will forever be loved and missed uncle Dix !!! RIP you sweet soul ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sandra Nierman - Lincolnton, NC

“So sorry for your loss i will miss him forever ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sandra Nierman Ledwell - NC

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Heartfelt condolences to the Bidema family.Tom BennettGHS Class of 74 ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Thomas Bennett - St Charles, MD

“So sorry I'll be praying for all the family. GOD BLESS ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Melvin Hall - Temple, GA - Friend


William "Bill" Thomas Bidema, 83, of Summerville, SC, husband of Carolyn Jeanette Ledwell Bidema entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 29, 2019. Services in celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in the Summerville Estates Chapel, 704 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road. Interment will be private.

Bill was born June 3, 1936 in Oakland, CA, son of the late Isadore Daniel Bidema and Geraldine Mae Otis. He loved working in his wood shop carving woods, drawing and painting. Bill loved his country and served honorably in the United States Army. In 2000, he retired from Charleston Public works after many years of service. Above all else - Bill deeply loved his family and his Savior.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, Cheryl Bidema Cottingham (Ken) of Atlanta, GA; son, Eric Alan Bidema (Karen) of Summerville, SC; son-in-law, Ron Pope of Summerville, SC; six grandchildren: Keith Alan Cottingham (Andie), Christy Cottingham Johns (Matthew), Eric Alan Bidema, Jr., Katelyn Faith Bidema, Rebecca Ann Wallace, Michael Lane Wallace (Bethany), Tracie Bidema Chaney (Demetrius); six great-grandchildren, Connor Matthew Johns, Jackson Wyatt Johns, Tate Suzanne Wallace, Oliver Patrick Wallace, Ayden Tyler Wallace, Presley Skye Wallace, Arieona and Taylor Chaney; sister, Teresa Jarvis and brother, Cliff Bidema.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Deborah Ann Pope.