Aaron Lee Kidd, 95, of 85 Kidd Road, Carrier Mills, died 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Carrier Mills with Military Rites by Carrier Mills American Legion Post 364, Harrisburg American Legion Post 167 and the Army National Guard Ritual Squad. The Rev. Mark Finnie will officiate. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Lee was born on July 12, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late Burton and Maude (Bridges) Kidd.
Lee lived most of his life around Carrier Mills. He owned and operated Kidd Transfer with his brother, Albert Kidd, for many years. He also hauled water to countless families for many years as well as he was Carrier Mills Township Road Commissioner for over 30 years.
He was a World War II Army Veteran and member of the Carrier Mills American Legion.
He is survived by two sons: William “Bill” (Charline) Kidd and Arthur (Brenda) Kidd both of Carrier Mills; four grandchildren: Stacey (Shane) Miller and Marcy (Britt) Martin, both of Carrier Mills, Nikki Kidd of Chicago and Michael (Beth) Kidd of Stonefort; four stepgrandchildren: Carolyn (Darrell) Osman of Harrisburg, Donnie (Kara) Rash of Ozark; Tammy (Mike) Stone of Carrier Mills and Sherri (Ronnie) Samples of Kansas; sister-in-law: Beulah May Kidd of Carrier Mills; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son: James “Jim” Kidd; two grandchildren: Susan Lynn Kidd and Phillip Aaron Kidd; two brothers: Robert Kidd and Albert Kidd; and two sisters: Margaret Swan and Violet Cosgrove.