Franklin Irdell Twiddy, Sr.

Franklin Irdell Twiddy, Sr., 85, of Manns Harbor, NC died Wednesday, March 29, 2023. 

Born in Tyrrell County on February 4, 1938, he was the son of the late Patsy Ward Twiddy and Jesse Twiddy. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Gard Twiddy; daughter, Renee Twiddy; grandson, Hector; sisters, Maudie Kelvy, Mattie Ambrose, and Elizabeth Shaver; and brothers, Andrew Twiddy, Jesse Twiddy, and Issac Twiddy.

Irdell is survived by five daughters, Dolores King (Wardell) of Manns Harbor, NC, Cynthia Twiddy of Tampa, FL, Mimi Twiddy of Zolfo Springs, FL, Amelia Vazquez (Luis) of Manns Harbor, NC, and Falana Twiddy of Columbia, NC; two sons, Buddy Twiddy of Hertford, NC and Adrian Twiddy (Amber) of Willis, TX; thirteen grandchildren, Kelly (Randy), Michael, Ciara (James), Casey (Clara), Cameron, Miguel, Darren, Shelby, Matthew (Bethany), Marcos (Emily), Ayden, Aaron, and Marisela; thirteen great-grandchildren, Darius, Briana, Dylan, Alexandra, Arrianna, Abigail, Olivia, Aiden, Mauricio, Mylah, Madeline, Bailey, and Jeremiah; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Josiah.

The family will hold a service in the future.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at