Joseph Joe Franklin Kidwell

May 7, 1932September 4, 2013

Joseph Franklin Kidwell, 81, passed away peacefully at Berkeley County Medical Center on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 surrounded by family.

Born May 7, 1932 in Paw Paw, WV, he was the son of the late Noah Kidwell and Emma Fishel Kidwell.

Joe served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Martinsburg Moose 120, VFW, and Redman’s Club of Williamsport. Joe enjoyed fixing lawn mowers. He retired from Erath Venre.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Virginia Kidwell; one daughter, Lou Ann Kidwell; brother, James Kidwell, and sister Ann Allen.

Joe is survived by two sons, Cary L. Kidwell and wife Karen, and Terry L. Kidwell and wife Kellye; two daughters, Gail Diana Snyder and Kimberly Kay Spinks; four sisters, Betty Rogers, Evelyn Jones, Kathryn Sweeney, and Ruby Miller; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 6pm to Rosedale Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2pm at Rosedale Funeral Home with Pastor Lowell McDonald officiating.

Interment will follow at Paynes Chapel Cemetery with military graveside rites.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 8, 2013

Joseph Joe Franklin Kidwell

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Reggie (Gene) Johnson

April 8, 2014

Sorry for your loss. I have not had any contact with you all since Elwood passed but I remember Joe, Phyllis, Peachy, Kimmy Kay, and of course Gail. Slept on your couch more than a few times. Again you have my sympathy.

Margaret Kidwell

September 7, 2013

We are going to miss Joe. Joe was Jim's best man at our wedding he was great. Joe always made Jim and I a cup of coffee and give us cookies or a slice of cake. We could stop by any time to visit. God Bless, Margaret 'Bobbie'-Ann Kidwell{My prays go out to the Family.}

Anna Mary Walsh

September 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Gail. From a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority,