Kevin F. Widdows

Kevin F. Widdows

Kevin F. Widdows, 34, of Carbondale, and formerly of Cobden, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 2, 2021. 

He was born on April 1, 1986, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, the son of John Warren and Alice Faye Rendleman Widdows. 

He is survived by his mother, Alice Faye (Rendleman) Widdows of Alto Pass; brothers Brian Hoxworth of Alto Pass and Michael (Alex) Hoxworth of Crawfordville, Fla.; uncles Darrell Thomas Widdows of Alto Pass and Jerry Beeson of Casey; nieces Mindy (Brandon) Sanders of Florida, Jody White of Jackson, Mo., and Hailey (Jerad) Merriman of Jonesboro; nephew Brian Hoxworth Jr. of Carbondale; great-nieces and nephews Lucas, Nora, Rykan, Layla, Olivia and Stephen; several cousins; many other relatives and good friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, John Warren Widdows; grandparents John and Zelda Widdows and Frank and Georgia Rendleman; aunts and uncle Donna Beeson and  Glenda and Darrell Coombes; and a cousin, Eugene Coombes.

He was a graduate of Cobden Unit Schools and Shawnee Community College. He was a member of several Scholar Bowl teams; he and his teams enjoyed much success in earning local and state awards. 

His hobbies included a wide range of reading interests, playing the alto sax, piloting airplanes and hiking on the family farm and Shawnee National Forest trails. 

From a very young age, Kevin and his dad shared a love of computers – not just gaming, but all aspects of it. 

He was a licensed DSP and CNA, working at facilities in Cobden, Anna and Jonesboro. He loved all animals, especially his cats. They held a special place in his heart. 

He was a loving and kind young man who loved his family so much. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to Michael Rich for his support to the family and especially the concern and love for Kevin. He was like another brother. Kevin is at peace now. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at the Alto Pass Cemetery, with the Rev. Davy Miller officiating. Everyone attending will be required to wear face coverings and to observe social distancing guidelines. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass is in charge of arrangements.

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