We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Graham
Jimmy Jackson Kidd went to be with the Lord surrounded by family on May 18, 2022 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Jimmy was born in Graham, NC to Dennis Phillip Kidd and Hattie Smith Kidd on July 24, 1938.
Jimmy was married to his childhood sweetheart, Jean Brown Kidd for 65 years. Together they brought into this world four children: Michael Kidd (Gail Kidd), David Kidd (Wanda), Teresa Claar (Kim Claar), Randall Kidd. He also had four wonderful grandchildren: Lauren Foster (Matt Foster), Jennifer DeVries (Alex DeVries), Jeff Kidd (Whitney Kidd) and Brittni Ohm (Stephen Ohm). He loved talking and being silly with his great grandchildren: Maylen Kidd, Lilly Foster, Abigail DeVries, Carter DeVries, Maggie Ohm, Lilah Ohm and Birdie Ohm. Jimmy adored being around his family and would do anything for them.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, 6 sisters and 2 brothers (Polly Sykes, Helen Faucette, Ernestine Doud, Elree Brewer, Daphne Bridges, Maxine Whitenberger, Willard Kidd, Dennis Kidd). It brings a smile to all our faces thinking about what they’re talking about now that they are all back together.
With Jimmy’s charismatic personality he never met a stranger and always had a way to bring a smile to your face whether it was singing a made-up song about you or telling a story. Jimmy joined the National Guard at age 14 and then the United States Navy on November 3, 1955. Through the Navy he was able to travel all over the world. He was honorably discharged in 1961. He taught the whole family that Duke Basketball was a way of life. Have a warm glass of milk for us up there “Papaw!” We love you and your legacy will live on for years to come.
A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at Alamance Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to sign the register book at McClure Funeral Service in Graham or online at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net