Humbard “Goat” Kidd, 91, of Alum Creek, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness.
He retired with 40 years of service from FMC, where he worked as a machinist-mechanic. He loved to hunt, fish and hunt molly moochers. He was a water witcher. and had successfully found water veins for over 200 people. He was a member of Alum Creek Church of Christ and loved to tell people about Jesus. He loved to tell stories and sing songs. He helped his son open Kidd’s Body Shop in Alum Creek and later opened Corridor G Mini Storage. Humbard loved his birthplace home on Deer Run at Priestley Ridge, which he called the Hollowrosa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Kennedy Kidd; sisters: Bessie Pauley, Tressie Wagoner, Effie Lacy, and Elsie Lacy; brothers: Lloyd and Woodie; father, M. E. Kidd and mother, Rebecca Kidd. He is survived by his son, David of Alum Creek; daughter, Ellen (Earnest) Sowards of Alum Creek; sister, Bossie Bougher of Alum Creek and long time friend, Nellie Gillispie of So. Charleston. Grandchildren: Stacy (Lori) Kidd, Leslie (Danny) Webster, Micah (Amanda) Sowards, Aaron Sowards and six great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all that loved him.
Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Minister Richard Runyan and Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. Family and friends will gather Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.