“David and family-- I am so out of touch with that part of the country now that I missed this notice about Rudy. Amazingly, I was sitting in my...Read More »
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“David I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I rember when your dad was the pastor at Chestnut Memoral UMC in Newport News. We were in MYF...Read More »
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RudolphDoyleKidd, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 7, 2012. Preceding him in death were his wife, Rhea Kidd, and his son, Steve Kidd.
Rudolph devoted his life to the service of God, serving as a United Methodist Church minister for 46 years, primarily pastoring churches in the Virginia Conference, including Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church in Newport News. Rev. Kidd was a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, earning a Master of Divinity and also attended seminary in Richmond, VA. Throughout his years of ministry, Rudolph married many couples, and baptized many children, taking great joy in baptizing his own children and grandchildren into the faith. Serving by his side was his loving wife and servant of God for 61 years, Rhea, whom he now joins for eternity. He was also a loving and devoted father to his two sons.
Rev. Kidd was an avid vegetable gardener and in his younger years, an avid sportsman, including baseball, swimming, and basketball.
He is survived by his son, David Kidd and his wife, Judy; grandchildren, Jane and Mary; and his daughter-in-law, Eileen Kidd.
A memorial service will be held in Pearisburg, VA later this spring. Contributions may be made in Rudolph's honor to JDRF, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, which supports Type 1 Diabetes Research. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.
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