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Donald Earl Kidd

Born: 12/20/1936

Died: 7/17/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

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Donald Earl Kidd of Edmond passed away July 17, 2007. He was born December 20, 1936, in Poteau and held residence in Durant for 21 years before marrying his beloved wife, Sharon.

A charter member and deacon of Henderson Hills Baptist Church and Waterloo Road Baptist Church, Don knew his faith and lived a life the way a Christian man should. He was well-respected and loved by many as he used his gift of teaching and his ability to relate Christian principles to everyday life. He taught adult Bible studies, Sunday School, and with his wife, Sharon, mentored boys at the Boys Ranch Town.

Don was a hard worker and dedicated in supporting his family. His field of expertise was computer systems analysis and marketing. He was a computer pioneer in the State of Oklahoma and trained many companies on IBM and Honeywell Mainframes and Information Systems.

Pa Pa, as he was commonly called, loved his grandchildren deeply. He spent most of his retirement days as an excellent caregiver playing games, doing crafts, guiding and teaching, gardening, and laughing with them. Many days found him mentoring his grandchildren, whether it was repairing an old lawn mower or teaching them to plant a garden. He had a quick wit and always enjoyed a good joke to bring a smile to those around him. As an avid gardener he loved the outdoors and generously shared his garden fruits and vegetables with family and friends.

As a proud Choctaw he enjoyed making Indian art with his skilled hands. He enjoyed painting, drawing, crossword puzzles, woodworking, and being with his family. Don and Sharon shared their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He was the most faithful and dedicated husband who loved his wife with all his heart. He shared a close and special relationship with his daughter, Sharyl Brimacombe and her children. He was always there for his family to help in any way. He had a servants heart and honored his Holy Father in heaven. Those who follow Christ will see him again.

He is survived by his loving wife; loving daughter, Sharyl Brimacombe and son-in-law Thomas Brimacombe; his son Danny Kidd; his foster sons, Rusty Prandy, Mike Prandy, and Stacy Stookey; his brother, Ron Kidd; and 13 grandchildren.

Donald Earl Kidd