James Derel Kidd was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 7,1966 to Jimmie Douglas and Sue Ellen (Wofford) Kidd. James left this life on February 21, 2017, from Kosse, Texas at the age of 51 years, and 14 days.
James grew up in Tahlequah and attended Tahlequah High School where he participated in wrestling and track. Following graduation he began a career in the United States Army serving until his retirement during the Iraq War.
James enjoyed fishing, carpentry, horseback riding, and spending time with his family and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Douglas and Sue Ellen (Wofford) Kidd; and a brother,Jarrett Kidd.
He is survived by three sons, James Kidd of Norman, Oklahoma, Johnathan Kidd and Alyssa of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Glenn Kidd also of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; a brother Tim Kidd and wife Clara of Briggs, Oklahoma; his uncle, Robert Kidd of Nowata, Oklahoma; two aunts, Jayne Bohler of St. Louis, Missouri and George Ann Harder of Olathe, Kansas; and his granddaughter to be born, Aurora Kidd; and many other extended family members and friends.
Published on  March 2, 2017