KIDD, Jr., Earl Lynn Earl Lynn Kidd Jr. passed away June 2, 2014. Lynn was the son of Elizabeth Hopkins Kidd and Earl Lynn Kidd Sr. and brother to Mildred Simmons and R. Hopkins Kidd. He was born December 12, 1923 in Brunswick, Ga. and spent his early years in Decatur, Ga. Lynn attended Winnona Park Elementary and Decatur Boys High. Later he went on to graduate in Forestry from the University of Georgia after also attending Clemson. Lynn was a combat wounded WWII veteran who served in the European Theater. He came home after the war to meet and marry Gloria Williams and together they had five children, Melinda Anderson (Stan), Earl Lynn (Cappy) Kidd (Claudia), Meagan Phillips-Fletcher (Mike), Toby Kidd (Mary Ann), and Hunter Kidd (Pennie). In 1968 he married his devoted wife of 46 years, Mary Godwin Grizzard who likewise had five children, Vernon Grizzard (Dana), James Grizzard (Fran), Mary Ellen Martin (Wyatt), Noel Burns (Tom), and Braxton Grizzard (Audrey). Lynn was employed as a Chief Purchasing Agent with the CSX Railroad in Jacksonville, Fl. for 30 years. He and Mary retired to Crescent, Ga on the coast where Lynn was an avid fisherman and gardener. Mary and Lynn volunteered in the McIntosh Co. School System as volunteer organizers, mentors and tutors. The couple later moved to Social Circle, Georgia where they have resided for the last 18 years. Lynn is also survived by six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June, 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA with Rev. Jim Ross officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm.
Meadows Funeral Home, Inc.
760 Highway 11 SE Monroe, GA 30655
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 10, 2014