“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” - Albert Schweitzer
The Reverend Dr. Timothy Wayne Kidd, beloved husband, father and grandfather died peacefully early afternoon on June 7, 2021 in his home and in the presence of his loved ones. He was born in Leesburg, VA, on March 31, 1958 to Rev. Harry L. Kidd, Jr. and Christine Kidd. He married his darling wife, Sandra Irvin Kidd on November 22, 1980. Together they raised their family in Virginia and later settled in Arkansas. Growing up, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout at an early age. He had an adventurous spirit and a reverence for the outdoors. During his tenure as a college professor, he led groups of students on countless outdoor pursuits and expeditions including rock climbing, whitewater rafting, camping, sea kayaking and dog sledding. He also led service projects that had an immeasurable impact and touched many lives. His love for others and willingness to serve knew no bounds. His mission in life was to serve God and share the love of Christ with others through service and ministry. He also had a passion for education, and received numerous degrees throughout his lifetime. He considered himself to be a student of life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harry L. Kidd, Jr. and Christine Kidd, and brother James.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra; their 3 children, Tyler (Kari) Kidd, Sarah (Aliaksandr) Viatrov and Thomas Kidd; grandchildren Brianna, Kinley and Tucker Kidd; brother Lawrence (Pinar) Kidd, sister Lois (Dr. Mark) Barrett, brother Stephen (Pam) Kidd and sister Esther (Steven) Washing; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AR on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Visitation will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm immediately followed by a Celebration of Life service beginning at 12:00pm. Interment will take place at Oak Hills Cemetery at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations you wish to make to please do so by donating to the Circle of Life Hospice Foundation.
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