Garland Joseph Kidd, Sr., born Bedford County in 1916, formerly of Madison, Va., recently of Friendship Assisted Living in Roanoke, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the age of 97.
He was the son of the late Oscar and Estelle Kidd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Rusher Kidd; sisters, Thelma K. Olson and Stella K. Mallard; and brothers Willie, Mahlon, Lawrence, Ruben, and Raymond Kidd. Garland was an active member of Beth Car Baptist Church in Madison, Va. for 72 years. He led the Soil Conservation Service District office in Madison for 39 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Carr and husband Charlie, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son, Joe Kidd and wife Gail, Roanoke, Va.; and son, Glenn Kidd and wife Betsy, Atlanta; granddaughters, Debbie Hargrove, Allison Kidd-Miller, and Katherine HK Walsh; grandsons, Andy Carr, Michael Kidd, and David Kidd; and 14 great-grandchildren, Austin, Adam, Journey, Veronica, Joey, Aubrey, Caroline, Sadie, Alex, Vivienne, Caleb, Benjamin, Luca and Isaac.
Garland requested, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Car Baptist Church, 411 Mud Rd., Madison, VA 22727.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon on Saturday, June 14, in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Timothy Gearheart officiating.
To send condolences online, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, Va.