James L (Bob) Kidd
Published June 05, 2013 9:00am by
James L. (Bob) Kidd went to be with his Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, June 8, at First Baptist Church, Seminole, at 10 a.m. with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.
Bob was born April 25, 1925 to M. C. and Susie Kidd in Lamesa. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, flying more than 40 missions over Europe as a gunner. He owned and operated Kidd’s Body & Glass Shop in Seminole until his retirement.
Bob and Shirley Richardson Warlick married May 27, 1983. They enjoyed many years of fun travels and happiness.
Bob was a member of Lions Club, Civil Air Patrol and was a former Seminole City Councilman. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. Because he loved giving to others and helping those in need, Bob participated in various ministries such as Kairos Prison Ministry, Gideons, and a jail ministry. He also went on several church mission trips to Venezuela, Bolivia, and Honduras, as well as numerous trips to Mexico. Bob loved to fish, and his family and friends have numerous stories about his fishing "expeditions”.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Cynthe D. McNair, stepson Michael Warlick, brothers Alfred, Johnny, and Bill Kidd, and sister Velma Ruth Love.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley; his daughters Elaine McNair and Sandra Spencer, Lubbock, and stepdaughter Terri Warlick Medlock, Brownwood; sons Stephen Kidd, Sterling City, and Philip Kidd, Lamesa; brothers Marvin, Jack and Vernon Kidd of Lamesa; grandchildren Dr. Chantal McNair, Michael Spencer, Chris Spencer, Jordan Kidd and Alex Kidd; step-grandchildren Myka Warlick, Jonathan Warlick, Amy Medlock Seymour, Peter Medlock; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, First Baptist Church Seminole Missions, or the charity of your choice.