DEXTER - Billy D. Kidd Sr., 54, died Jan. 10, 2003, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Born June 3, 1948, at Dexter, son of the late Donald and Ruth Dixon Kidd, he had lived his entire life in Dexter and was employed 34 years as a cable splicer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter where he served as deacon, past Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, leader for the Royal Rangers and served on the Light for the Lost Cook Team as well as being a member of the Men's Fellowship Club. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
On Dec. 31, 1969, in Canalou, he married Patty Duncan who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Billy D. Kidd Jr. of Malden and Michael Kidd of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Donald Kidd Jr. of Junction City, Kansas and Ronald Kidd of Sanford, Fla.; and two sisters, Linda J. Lewis of Dexter and Jane Meeks of Alton, Ill.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Frank Heitman of Houston, Texas officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Andrew Lovins of Dexter.
Burial will follow in the Caroline-Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter with full military honors given by the Veterans Honor Guard of Poplar Bluff.