Saturday, April 07, 2007
Daniel Franklin Kidd, Jr
Daniel Franklin Kidd, Jr., 64, of Woodland Road, Valley Ridge, Covington, Va., died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehabilitation Center in Roanoke, Va., after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 12, 1942 in Botetourt County, Va., Danny was a son of the late Daniel Franklin Kidd, Sr. and Margaret Nininger Kidd Layne. He served in the United States Navy, honorably discharged, and was an electrician for AET Corporation (Hercules). He was a member of the Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge No. 166 A.F. and A.M., the Kazim Shriners, the Clifton Forge Shrine Club, the Hot Springs Shrine Club, the Covington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1033, and was a member of the Eagle Rock Baptist Church. He belonged to the Alleghany Country Club and several golf organizations. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, R. S. (Bud) Caldwell. He is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Lana Caldwell Kidd, of the residence; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Justin Halterman, of Roanoke; his mother-in-law, Helen Painter Caldwell, of Clifton Forge, Va.; two sisters, Joanie and Mike Unroe, of Eagle Rock; and Barbara Chesnut, of Clifton Forge; seven step and half sisters and brothers, Peggy Arbogast, and husband, Gino, Stacy Herrell, and husband, Tommy, Judy Prease, Barbara Mosely, Ronnie Layne, and wife, Cathy, and Marty Layne, William Layne & wife Kathie; and numerous relatives and friends, including the determined doctors of Roanoke Oncology, the dedicated health care staff of Roanoke Memorial Rehabilitation on the third floor, the many community churches who have ministered to the family throughout this illness, and the faculties of Mountain View Elementary, Alleghany County, Greenfield Elementary School, Botetourt County, and Salem High School. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, April 9, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge with the Rev. Louis Dodd and the Rev. Jim Grogan officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Clifton Forge. Masonic Graveside Rites will be conducted by Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge No. 166 A.F. and A.M. at the graveside. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by Clifton Forge VFW Post No. 4299. Pallbearers will be David Ergenbright, Mac Wilkinson, Guy Caldwell, Luther Huffman, Dennis Crowder, Joe Peaco, John Dodd, and Mike Cvizic. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Danny's name to the American Cancer Society, Alleghany Highlands Division, P.O. Box 11, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422, and if you so desire, please consider lighting a luminary at your local Relay for Life. To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.