James Leonard Kidwell

October 22, 1952March 13, 2013

James Leonard Kidwell passed away on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at the age of 60. James was born on October 22, 1952 in Weisbaden, Germany to Leonard and Edna Kidwell. He was a member of the New Vision Community Church of the Nazarene on O’Connor Road and a long time employee of Croft Truck Equipment. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Jaime Babcock and husband Kevin; son, Jason Kidwell; grandson, Kaleb Babcock; granddaughter, June Babcock; sister, Carol Malone and husband Paul; mother of his children, Rachael Kidwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday March 15, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM with a funeral service on Saturday March 16 at 3:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors at a later date.


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Susan Deets

March 21, 2013

Same as you- I was reading the list of obituaries on this site and saw your brother's and wondered if it was him. So sorry to hear of his death. My Dad would be sad to hear of his passing.
Susan Deets (Miami)

Robin Rossow

March 18, 2013

Until we reconnect again in our next existence, I will always remember you with a smile and as that mischevious co-worker who really only wanted us all to have fun whether we were working or not. Best wishes to all your loved ones and anyone else whose life you touched.

Julie Bullock-Newhouse

March 17, 2013

JIM, i always knew I could count on my friend, even if it had been awhile.
im sorry to see you go so soon, but i i know my friend, it is hard to fight the fight forever, and when the Lord is ready, then all is well. You always had a smile for me and i wont forget this..ever...and when its my time to go and the Lord has my place ready, I will remember all the wonderful friends who will be there to greet me......all is well.....all is well. Thank you Jimbo, could I ever thank you enough, when my son died you and Rachell jumped right in and knew exactly what to do, when I couldnt move or speak. to everyone I send my love and comfort always. Love to all, Julie- Leigh Bullock Newhouse
Thank you so much .....thank you

Shirley & Wayne McGee

March 16, 2013

One of a kind and a very best friend, you will be missed very much Jimbo. God Bless & peace to a very special family- Jason, Jaime, Rachel, love you all & you're in our prayers.

Donna Palmer

March 16, 2013

I'll have to rely on whispers from you in my dreams...will miss you...thank you for the gift you gave us...gathering together were loved, your life had meaning, you will be missed, you will be remembered. xo

Liz Lampright

March 16, 2013

Know all of you are in my prayers. Jim was an inspiration to me, always with that awesome smile on his face. One day, I'll see you again, Jim!

Bobbie Hunt Dover

March 15, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. We had some really fun times bowling together so many years ago. Much love, Bobbie Hunt Dover

March 15, 2013

I never got to meet James but have been touched and thankful for Jaime joining our family. James raised one of the sweetest people I have ever met! I hope all that loved James become even closer and carry on his memory through their laughs, love and sweetness.
Maureen (Kevin Babcock's cousin)

Rudy Davila

March 15, 2013

i'll always remember the good times we had together RIP my good friend

Patti McGonagill

March 15, 2013

Love you were a great friend and the boys and I won't ever forget your generosity and spirit! Prayers to Rachael and kids...Patti-O