Malcom Ray Kidd, 85, of Dry Fork, Va., went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019. He was born on May 10, 1934, in Pittsylvania County, to the late Marvin Bell Kidd and Ruth Powell Kidd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Foster Kidd and David Kidd. Mr. Kidd was of the Baptist faith and he loved to tell of his salvation experience which took place on his farm in a tent revival in 2002. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to being a loving family man, he was also known for being a great neighbor. Mr. Kidd had a love and respect for the outdoors and especially for farming. He worked 46 years at Dan River Mills after having served in the United States Army. Mr. Kidd is survived by his wife, Dorothy Beck Kidd of the residence; daughters, Rhonda Kidd Johnson and husband, Donald and Tammie Kidd Meeks and husband, Don; sister, Beatrice Giles; brother, Jimmy Kidd; grandchildren, Dustin Meeks, Lauren Johnson, and Brian Meeks and wife, Megan; and great-grandchildren, Bentley, Shae Anna, and Nash Meeks. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Norris Funeral Services, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 24541, with the Rev. Bill Phebus officiating. A visitation will be held at Norris Funeral Services, West End Chapel, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Tunstall Volunteer Fire Dept., 740 Tunstall High Rd., Dry Fork, VA 24549. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Kidd family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
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