Oct. 23, 1919 — Oct. 5, 2012
Paschal Olen Kidd, 92, of Duncan, went to his heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Country Club Care Nursing Center. Sustaining him in the last months of his life was his abiding faith and deep commitment to his Lord.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in the First Christian Church, where he was a member for over 60 years.
Mr. Kidd was born Oct. 23, 1919 in Burleson, Texas to Earl T. and Minnie (Youngblood) Kidd. He grew up in the Walters area, graduating from Walters high School in 1940. He attended college for a short time, them joined the US Army in September 1941, proud to serve his country for the duration of WW II. He was assigned to the Third Photo Reconnaissance Squadron and spent months of his Army career in Saipan, South Pacific. He still remembered many of his squadron members and shared many stories of his Army years.
After his discharge, Mr. Kidd returned to the area. He married Janet E. Noblett on Sept. 7, 1946 in Marlow. They moved to Duncan soon after their marriage and he began a long career with the United States Postal Service, first serving as a town mail carrier, then earning the position of rural mail carrier for the Empire area. His Empire patrons became his friends and he was very fond of the entire area.
P.O. retired from the postal service in December of 1974, and enjoyed a few years of catching up on things before being elected as County Commissioner for Stephens County District 2 in 1978. He so enjoyed his “crew” and his fellow commissioners, calling the two terms he served a period of continual learning.
Mr. Kidd had a deep love for First Christian Church, particularly the Men’s Bible Class. He admired the teachers of the class, enjoyed the old hymns that were played each Sunday, and delighted in teasing the preachers he knew through the years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He liked to garden, keep a beautiful yard, and watch the birds and weather. He was an avid supporter of Gabriel’s House and volunteered at the Mark Twain House until his health did not allow it. Most of all, he loved to visit with old friends and new, talking up a storm at every opportunity. Especially important to him were his grandkids and great-grandkids and he loved their visits until the very end of life.
Mr. Kidd is survived by two daughters, Dianna Morgan and husband Ronny and Rebecca Wade; a son, Larry Kidd, all of Duncan, eight grandchildren and a host of great and great-great grandchildren, all of whom will treasure his memory. He is also survived by a brother, Bill, and his wife , Marilyn, of Duncan, three sisters-in-law, Reba Atkins and Verna Noblett, both of Marlow and Lorene Kimberly of Joplin, Mo., and many nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, janet, on Jan. 20, 2010, his parents, a son, Gordon Kidd and two brothers, R.J. Kidd and Gilbert Kidd, both of Walters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gabriel’s House of to the Youth Fund at First Christian Church.Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Oct. 23, 1919 — Oct. 5, 2012
Glendle Wayne Foster
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Midland First Assembly of God. Pastor Mike Foster will officiate. Interment will follow to Fairview Cemetery. Funeral service is under direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home.
Mary Darlene Harris
Mary Darlene Harris, longtime resident of Duncan, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Dec. 12, 2013, in Searcy, Ark., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Prague. She was valedictorian at Keota High School in 1963. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1967, with a Bachelor of Science in English Education. She taught English at Velma High School and substituted extensively in the Duncan School system.
Regina Pat Perkins Looper
Regina Pat Perkins Looper, of Duncan, passed from this Earth on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at the age of 59.
Regina was born July 8, 1954, to Patsy June Snow and John Patrick Perkins in Duncan.
Memorial service for Regina will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the chapel of Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan, with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating and under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. There is no visitation scheduled.
Ronald Dean Harness
Ronald Dean Harness, 69, of Duncan, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the Duncan Regional Hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Mildred P. Gamblin
Mildred P. Gamblin, 94, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Duncan.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Duncan Cemetery with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating and under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
Mildred was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Duncan, to Robert Lee and Minnie Teague. She lived all her life in Stephens County, and grew up on the farm in the Empire area. She graduated Empire High School in 1938. She remained on the farm to help out until 1946, when she entered business college and graduated in 1947.
James David ‘J.D.’ Olds
James David “J.D.” Olds, of Duncan, was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Perry, to Laura and Jack Olds. He was the youngest of five sons. He passed away Dec. 9, 2013, in Duncan, at the age of 79.
J.D. grew up in Countyline, and went to school in Velma. He then graduated from Midwest City, where he was a quarterback for the football team. J.D. moved to Duncan and worked for Thorn Chevrolet. He married Harla June Sparks in 1954, in Lawton. They were blessed with two daughters: Kimberly Diane Johnson and Christie June Olds.
Paul David Campbell
Paul David Campbell was born June 26, 1955, in Wilcox, Ariz., and passed away Dec. 2, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
He graduated from Duncan High School in 1973. After being in the Navy, he became a carpenter and was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 329 in Oklahoma City.
Ronald Dean Harness
Ronald Dean Harness, 69, of Duncan passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Duncan Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.bailespolkfuneralhome.com.
Alvin D. Parsley
Alvin D. Parsley, 83, of Midwest City died Dec. 9, 2013, in Midwest City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crest Baptist Church in Midwest City. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Alma Cemetery, Alma. Viewing will be Wednesday at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City.
Billy Rex Galloway
Billy Rex Galloway, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Price officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
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