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Kidd, Frank "Jeremy"

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February 18, 1970 - August 10, 2015

Kidd, Frank "Jeremy"

Frank Jeremiah “Jeremy” Kidd, age 45, of Elkhart, Texas went to be with the Lord on the morning of August 10, 2015.  Jeremy was born on February 18, 1970 in Wadsworth, Ohio.  He was a graduate of Norton High School and was currently employed at TDCJ at the Beto Unit.

Jeremy had a quiet nature about him and was a sensitive and loving man.  He adored his wife and children and was a committed and faithful provider.  He was a Christian and is now currently in the presence of our Lord and Savior and reunited with his friends and family who have left this earth before him, including his parents, Frank and Martha Anna (Greathouse) Kidd.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Desiree Nicole Kidd of Elkhart; loving children, Daughter, Anna Caroline Kidd and son, Joseph Jeremiah Kidd; mother, Royce Stephens and husband, Bill of Palestine; brother, Nathan Casteele and his sons, Levi, Luke, and Logan of Dallas Texas; sister, Kim Couchman and husband, Jim and their sons, Josh and Elijah of Urbana, Ohio; mother-in-law, Caroline Friend of Elkhart, Texas; brother-in-law, Michael Friend and wife Desirae of Wichita, Kansas and sister-in-law, Tonia Coe and husband, Kevin of Washington, DC; aunt, Norma Frase of Palestine, Texas and cousin, Alan Dobbs and his wife, Mimi of Sugarland, Texas; sister-in-law, Crystal Bovaird Dallas and a host of foster sisters and brothers, friends and coworkers .  Jeremy was loved by all who knew him.

A visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 15, 2015 followed by a celebration of his life at 3:00 P.M. at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church located at 115 FM 1817, Elkhart, Texas 75839.

Flowers will be handled by Petals Flower Shop in Palestine, Texas.

If desired, please make donations to the Kidd Family Benefit Fund, at Prosperity Bank in 1015 N. Church Street, Palestine, Texas 75801 or speak with Geri at (903)729-3228.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Williams family

August 19, 2015 7:02AM

Condolences to the Kidd family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says Jehovah God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

DaWanda Lacy

August 15, 2015 8:59PM

Mrs.Kidd my heart and prayers are with you,I worked with you and Sgt. Kidd at the Michael Unit. My prayer is that God embraces you with family and good friends at this time to keep your spirits lifted so that you can be strong for your children, much love keep your head up.

Seth Moore

August 15, 2015 6:24PM

Had a lot of good times working with Sgt. Kidd. He'll be missed. My thought and prayers are with all of his family.

David Polacek

August 15, 2015 1:37PM

Will miss you pal, had a lot of great times all those years ago !!
Rest in peace

Meredith Reese

August 15, 2015 12:37PM

My condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The Norton Class of 1988 will miss you, my friend.

Tammy Armstrong

August 15, 2015 10:36AM

Sgt. Kidd was an amazing man, he truly cared and showed that he did to both officers and offenders. His integrity and value were above all and he will truly be missed. RIP Sgt. Kidd

Scott Cooper

August 15, 2015 10:26AM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great SGT to work for and made the day pass with ease! Sorry I will not be able to attend his celebration of life with ya'll but I will be there in heart.
Keep them laughing Jeremy!

Dave Limer (Norton, Ohio)

August 15, 2015 9:55AM

Sorry to hear of Jeremy's passing,I went to High School with him at Norton. he was a good guy. My prayers are with his family at this difficult time. R.I.P. Jeremy....

Michael Andrews

August 15, 2015 9:54AM

Jeremy, you were my best friend and you will be missed greatly by all, you were the nicest person i have ever meant.( God broke the mold when he made you my friend).

Melissa Durant

August 15, 2015 8:18AM

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Kidd family and to all that have loved Jeremy. Although I hadnt seen him for years, I will always proud to call him my friend and will surely miss his infectios laugh. Love by many and missed by all. RIP Uncle Mia!


August 15, 2015 8:05AM

God bless the family with the strength and courage to carry on... Lord please place your loving hands on them and carry them through this very sad time in their lives. Watch over them and keep them safe. Amen

Donna Arnold

August 15, 2015 12:41AM

Kidd I will miss you friend ,I will miss you at work I will miss the rides taking you home I will never forget my drink you gave me lol.May you rip . prayers out to your family . I will be here for miss Gladney I know you know how much she cared for you. Fly high Kidd see you on the other side.

Michael Andrews

August 14, 2015 7:04PM

Jeremy, you were my best friend and I will miss you greatly , you are hands down the nicest person I have ever meant in my life and would doing anything to help , God broke the mold when he made you my friend . Love you . Michael Andrews

Shirlyn Washington Hall

August 14, 2015 5:16PM

I am sorry to hear about the lost of your husband. You have my condolences and you and your family are in my prayers.

Maria Mitchell

August 14, 2015 11:41AM

J. Kidd you sir will be greatly missed, you were one of the best officers at the Beto Unit, never complain about the job or wing assigned, your resting now, I will keep your family in my prayers, its hard to leave this world knowing your leaving your family but friends and family and God will look after them you go in peace buddy and praise God and to the Kidd family I know its hard but God has a plan for you trust in him.

Dorothy Phillips

August 14, 2015 7:44AM

My sincere condolences to the Kidd family. He was a good friend, co-worker, and he will be missed greatly. May our Lord be with all.


August 14, 2015 5:45AM

A solid man who always had your back at work. My heart goes out to his wife, children and family. I pray for God's comfort and peace during this sad season.

Cristina Sandifer "OJ"

August 13, 2015 11:20PM

Many current and ex coworkers have been shocked and deeply saddened by the premature passing of such a fine human spirit. I want to express my deepest Heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Jeremy Kidd. That smile may be Gone but never forgotten.May he rest now from this troubled world and sit at the right hand of out Savior Jesus Christ. TGBTG.

Venita Casteele Wolford

August 13, 2015 10:59PM

So sorry to hear of Jeremy's passing. Will keep all of you in our prayers.

Royce and Bill

August 13, 2015 9:42PM

Bill and i will always love and miss you until we meet again my sonlove forever and ever


August 13, 2015 9:37PM

Ilove you my son . the hurt in my heart will always be there love you forever and ever. Bill loves you too

Josephine martin

August 13, 2015 7:41PM

Kidd was a very sweet person to work with. I worked at beto him. My god be with the family.

Jenifer Strube

August 13, 2015 7:25PM

Jeremy was a great person, and very generous, I will miss seeing him around the block.

Troy Mortensen

August 13, 2015 7:17PM

Praying for the whole family.

Sarah richard

August 13, 2015 6:33PM

Sorry for you lost. I pray that God helps u through this sad time.

Brenda Scott

August 13, 2015 5:21PM

Jeremy, What a very special person God allowed us to borrow. You will always own a piece of my heart and I will cherish your memory always. We had alot of fun

Beth Casteele McComas

August 13, 2015 5:10PM

Jeremy, You were such a kindhearted person! Much love to your Mom Royce as she loved you so much!

Amanda Walker

August 13, 2015 4:45PM

You, the kids, and the family are in my heart,thoughts, and prayers during this difficult loss....Jeremy was a dear friend and coworker, one who everyone loved and wanted by his or her side in any given circumstances. He will be greatly missed and forever in our you

Norma Frase

August 13, 2015 3:52PM

RIP Jeremy Kidd you were loved by many family and friends

Melissa Cox Porter

August 13, 2015 1:32PM

May god wrap his loving arms around you and the kids today and all the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you Desiree

DK Flakes

August 13, 2015 12:27PM

Our condolences to the Kidd family. You are in our prayers. Beto Unit SOTP Staff

Bev (Casteele) Fraley

August 13, 2015 12:21PM

So sad to hear of Jeremy's passing/ he was a quiet/ sweet guy. I remember holding him when he was so little, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love all of you, Paul and Bev

April, Troy & Devyn Ray

August 13, 2015 11:58AM

We love you.
God bless you!