David A. Wideman of Bismarck, Missouri was born Sunday, March 12, 1933 in De Soto, Missouri. He was the son of the late, Oscar Otto Wideman and the late, Genevieve Margaret (Rulo) Wilson. David departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at his residence in Bismarck, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-two years, six months and eleven days.
Surviving are two daughters, Jamie and Timothy Glore of Bismarck, Missouri; Pamela and Roger Allen of Caledonia, Missouri; one brother, Donnie Wideman of De Soto, Missouri; eleven grandchildren: Faith DeNoyer, Zoe Barlow, Torence Glore, Mattea Glore, Romayn Glore, Jenn Stone, Lance (Jaimie) DeClue, Sara (Clint) Lawson, Katiya (Thomas) Pride, Brad Mollett, Jeremy Allen; ten great-grandchildren: Dakota DeClue, Caleb Lawson, Maddie Lawson, Chloe Lawson, Leala Pride, Lilly Pride and Thomas Pride V, Hannah Allen, Dylan Allen and Jaycee Allen; first wife of twenty-six years, Ida (Myrick) Wideman and second wife of thirty-two years, Wilma (Doss) Adier; also surviving are other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Edward Wideman, two sisters, Mary Virginia "Judy" Jarvis and Shelby Jean Holmes.
David served as a Corporal in the Army from 1953 until 1955. He received the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged. He was a retired pastor of the Solid Rock Gospel Church, all together he ministered for about fifty years. He worked for the Washington County Road District and then went on to be a self-employed truck driver. David enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, boating, fishing, gardening, napping and watching nature. For many years he enjoyed singing in the band “Glory Echos”. He loved to keep up on politics. Most of all, David loved to read the Bible and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who he felt was his purpose in life. David will be very deeply missed by all.
Visitation was held from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Friday, September 25, 2015 and from 9:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri with Pastor Steven Campbell officiating.
Final Prayers and Burial took place in Redbud Memorial Gardens, Potosi, Missouri where David received full military honors consisting of a firing party, taps, folding and presentation of the American Flag. Serving as pallbearers were: Charles Wideman, Jon Inman, Jerry Doss, Dave Hill, Rich Holmes and Terry Carroll.
Moore Funeral Homes was honored to have been selected to serve David, his family and friends.
Army Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal
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