Nathaniel Kidd, 81, of Crossett, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 15, 1936, in El Dorado, to his parents, Rufus Kidd Sr. and Cora Lee Dorton Mitchell. He proudly served in the United States Navy, established his own business, the Modern Cleaning
Service in 1969 and retired from the United States Postal Service in 2003 after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Kidd Sr.,Lillie Pearl Kidd, and Cora Lee Dorton Mitchell; and one brother, Rufus J. Kidd Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Velma Burton Kidd; five children, Valerie Phillips and husband, John, of Little Rock, Keith Kidd of Springdale, Roderick Kidd and wife, Shandyla, of Crossett, Kendall Kidd of Atlanta, and Lisa Traylor of Calion; three brothers, George S. Kidd and wife, Sedonia, of Dallas, Gordon V. Kidd and wife, Marcia, of Crossett, and Jesse Mitchell of
Oakland; six sisters, Lillie P. Kidd, Dorothy J. Kidd, Thelma J. Kidd, and Bonita Kidd all of El Dorado, Geraldine Brown of Detroit, and Mary E. Kidd of
Harvey, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three god sons
A Celebration of Life Service will be p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at the Pine Street Church of Christ at 301 Pine Street in Crossett with the Rev. John Phillips
Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Keith Kidd, Roderick Kidd, Kendall Kidd, Paul Kimbrough Jr., K. Dwight Burns, and Brannon Kidd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathaniel’s former co-workers at the U. S. Post Office in Crossett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52W in North Crossett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.