O.A. Kidd (1927 - 2017)

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O.A. Kidd passed away peacefully early Sunday morning on May 7, 2017. He was blessed with 89 years of good health, a loving family, wonderful friends and a strong faith. O.A. was born on November 25, 1927 in Choudrant, Louisiana to Milton and Emma Kidd. He was one of ten children and raised in the Depression, which would shape his resourceful and resilient character. His family was poor in possessions but rich in spirit and determination. Not long after graduating from high school, O.A. joined the Navy and proudly served in the South Pacific and in China at the end of the WWII period. After serving in the Navy, he hitchhiked to Houston and found a free bed at the downtown YMCA. O.A. became a member of First Baptist Church Houston and met his bride of almost 60 years, Mary Jo, at the Baptist encampment in Palacios. Married in 1953, they struggled early on monetarily, but never with their love and devotion to one another. Later they would travel the world together, enjoying faraway places and meeting new friends. Although O.A. worked as a controller for a glass company for 30 years, his passion was real estate, which he was eventually able to practice full time from age 55 to 85. He was a broker/developer and built commercial buildings in Texas, Ohio and Indiana. Many times he simply operated on a handshake.

O.A. and Mary Jo moved to Conroe in 1970 with their two sons, Stephen and Scott. The family joined Conroe First Baptist Church, where O.A. later served as a deacon. O.A. was a supportive, involved and compassionate father who loved Conroe Tiger football, LSU football and really all football. O.A. could sink a crazy hook shot that won many games of HORSE with his sons and their friends, who he also enjoyed so much. O.A. was an avid competitive bridge player up until the end of his life. More than anything, O.A. loved being a PawPaw to his adoring grandchildren. His infectious laugh, mixed with a little mischief, would always make them smile! O.A. had a quiet but steadfast faith that was evident in his daily walk and how he treated others. He was truly a special guy.

O.A. Kidd was preceded in death by all nine siblings and also preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jo, who died in 2013. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Scott and Shannon Kidd of The Woodlands and grandchildren, Lorrin Kidd, a first grade teacher in Plano and Connor Kidd, a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. O.A. is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Martha Kidd of Colorado Springs and granddaughter Tia Fagan, her husband Colwyn and their children Haley, Nathan and Ava of Westfield, NJ. It cannot go without mentioning that over the last three years O.A. and Colleen Prahl shared a very special friendship that truly was inspiring. Together, and with close family friend Lynn Baker, they shared many laughs and much happiness. To honor O.A.'s life, there will be an informal service starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a time of visitation on Sunday May 14, 2017 at Forest Park Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands. A family burial will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in O.A.'s memory to First Baptist Church Conroe/Benevolence Fund, 600 N. Main St., Conroe, TX 77301.


Published on yourconroenews.com from May 9 to May 22, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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