Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 4, 2012

Robert Dewayne Kidwell Sr.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — Robert Dewayne Kidwell Sr., 55, of 613 Havaco Drive Welch, West Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 01, 2012 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

Robert was born on Monday, October 14, 1957 in McDowell County, West Virginia to the late Nancy Lockhart Kidwell and William Kidwell. He had been a resident of Welch for most of his life. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the VFW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Rhonda Kidwell and Elizabeth Kidwell.

Survivors Include: His wife: Kitty Curry Kidwell of the home; three sons: Robert Kidwell II and wife Amber of Wooster, Ohio, Mark Kidwell and wife Sarah of Princeton, West Virginia, William Kidwell and wife Kerri of Springville, Virginia; two brothers: Jeffery Kidwell and wife Jessich of Lashmeet, Virginia, Clark Kidwell and wife Nicole of Novi, Michigan; one sister: Cynthia Green and husband Winston of Pocahontas, Virginia; three grandchildren: Lorelai, Collin, and Liam.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, West Virginia with the Rev. Dean Hatfield officiating the service. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, West Virginia where friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends and family may call at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, West Virginia is serving the Kidwell family.