Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for John David Kidd


03/29/1937 - 11/08/2019


John David Kidd, age 82 of Ogreeta community passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in Pharr, Texas to the late Luther and Ida Whitener Kidd. John loved playing his guitar, reading, fishing, and going to church. He worked for Emerson Electric.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Luther and Hobbert Ray Kidd; one daughter, Patricia Kidd; and stepdaughter, Rhonda Crain Byers.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Green Kidd; two sons, John David Kidd, Jr. of Andrews and Charles Kidd of Blairsville, GA; three stepsons, Patrick Crain of Blue Ridge, GA, John Crain of Murphy and Jeff Crain of Cookeville, TN; one daughter, Deborah Kidd Morgan of Marble; one stepdaughter, Sharon Crain Craig of Murphy; one brother, Wendell Kidd of the Hanging Dog community; three sisters, Elizabeth Cannon of the Ogreeta community, Marlene Radford of the Unaka community and Joyce Kephart of Tuscaloosa, AL; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Donald Watkins and Rev. Eddie Duckworth will officiate. Burial will be in the Ogreeta Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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