He was a retired coal miner and the son of the late Jarrett Stidham and the late Vivian Miller Stidham. He was also preceded in death by granddaughters Elizabeth Ashley and Eva Stidham; brother Willie Stidham and sister Ada Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Stidham; daughters Phyllis Noble and husband Bronson, Judy Boggs and husband James, Debbie Stidham, Patricia Hurt and husband Elven, Pamela Feltner and husband Von and Shannon McIntosh and husband Michael; sons Gary Stidham, Larry Stidham and wife Bonnie, Lonnie Stidham and wife Sharon and Brian Stidham and wife Alisha; sisters Nancy Ann Hensley, Betty Watts, Dessie Shepherd and Nanny Howard; brothers Don Stidham, H.K. Stidham, Robin Stidham, Herman Stidham and Kenneth Stidham; along with 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard where the family received friends on Wednesday, December 21. Services will begin at noon on Thursday, December 22 with Paul Turner, Pete Youmans and Norvell Gambill officiating. Interment will be at Stidham Cemetery in Grapevine.