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Robert Kidd

March 23, 1947 — November 9, 2020

Robert L. "Bob" Kidd, 73, of El Paso, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1947 in Alton, IL to Charles and Emma (Lee) Kidd. He married Linda Chinowth on June 17, 1966 in Cottage Hills, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are her son Richard (Sue Ann Buck) Kidd of El Paso; one daughter Jennifer (Kelly) Murrah of Minonk; mother-in-law Clara Chinowth of El Paso; a brother-in law David (Sue) Chinowth, Atlanta, IL; two grandsons, Keith (Kristina) Kidd of Peoria and Matthew (Ashton Vacanti) Grimsley of El Paso; four great-grandchildren, Everett, Oaklee, Teddy and Jaxson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Charles Kidd, Jr.

After 33 years of service, Bob retired as a training supervisor for DuPont in 2000.

Bob was the former tournament director for the Illinois Walleye Trail for ten years. He was past president of the Spring Valley Walleye Club and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed hunting and was an enthusiastic outdoorsman.

Bob was a Vietnam veteran serving with the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6026 in El Paso and a member of the American Legion and DAV.

A private service will be held at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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