Roy Gene Kidd

10/12/1938 - 11/04/2020


Roy Gene Kidd, 82, went to heaven on November 4, 2020 at St Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. Born October 12, 1938 in Blackridge, Virginia. Roy enjoyed traveling. He left Blackridge at age 17 for the Navy. He was stationed in Asmara, Ethiopia where a small group of Navy men were part of the Army Base. This is where he made friendships that have continued to this day. In 1971, Roy went to work for AFLAC and was with them for 43 years. With AFLAC he was able to travel, living in 6 different states and serving as the state manager for two. With traveling in his blood, after retirement he accomplished his dream of visiting all 50 states. Weeksville, NC and The Villages, Florida were special places that he loved. Survived by his wife of 18 years Minnie Foster Kidd of Hardyville, Virginia. daughter, Michelle Lanyi (Keith) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and sons, Michael Kidd (Beverly) of Deltaville and Kevin Kidd of South Carolina, granddaughters, Chelsea Baer (Matt) of Virginia Beach, Emily Marion of Louisville, Kentucky and Taylor Kidd of King William, Virginia, great grandchildren; Camryn and Maxwell Baer and Corbin McGehee, a brother, Clifton Kidd (Becky) a sister Rose Marie Blanton Just (Phil) all of La Crosse, Virginia and special nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sally Daisy Clary Blanton and Walter Kidd, his sister Faye Kidd Kirby Pritchett and brothers Marian Blanton and McArthur Blanton. Roy loved life. He believed in living life to its fullest, which he did every day. Making people laugh was a gift that he gave until the end.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Crowder Hite Crews Funeral Home in South Hill, Virginia with a visitation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project: or Tunnel 2 Towers: or your favorite charity. The family request that attendees remember this is a Celebration of his life and not mourning of his death. Mask and social distancing are required. Online condolences may be sent through our website at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Kidd family.

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  1. Dear Minnie….. I was so sorry to learn of Roy’s passing. We lost a bright light on earth, but I know he will be shining even brighter from heaven on all of us. He was a wonderful man. I know you have the support and comfort from many friends and family. much love to you. Please be in touch when you can.
    Lynn Misner

  2. Roy Kidd – Mr. Kidd when we first met as a kid in Mechanicsville, and then later Roy as I became an adult. He was a very special man to me and my family. Always fun to be around with a joke and a smile and a piece of advice. Always loved hanging around him and dad and listening to them pick on each other or tell stories and jokes about the fun times over the years. Whenever the families got together everyone always ate good and had a great time. When Roy and Minnie got together she was a bonus to the family and we loved having her by his side. Truly great memories from being around Roy Kidd!

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