Charles Newman “Cinky” Kidd Sr., 83, was reunited with the love of his life in heaven after a two-year battle with cancer Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
He was born June 4, 1936, in the coal mining town of Meade, West Virginia to the late Arnold Bertron and Garnet Kidd. He graduated from Stoco High School, where he was a star basketball player. After high school, he worked in the coal mines for a short time, then he joined the U.S. Air Force for a few years and went on to join and retire from the U.S. Navy. He worked a few jobs before becoming a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, working at almost every Virginia Beach Post Office. He took great pride in his job as a carrier and everything he did. He retired from that job to spend more time with his loving, devoted wife, Shelby, and family.
Back in the day, he was an avid tinkerer and loved to repair other people’s “junk.” He also was a great bowler, enjoyed softball and volleyball, and loved boating and fishing in his younger years. He enjoyed working the crosswords daily, but, most of all, he was known for his gags, jokes, pranks etc. You’d better think twice about “stealing” his lighter because it was probably the one that would give you a good shock!
He was also quick to correct you if you used a word incorrectly. He was an Aragona legend. The family will miss his usually inappropriate humor, but they will all hope to be able to recall it to pass on his jokes, as the family affectionately calls them “Charlie-isms.” He was certainly one of a kind! The children wish to say, “We love you, Daddy, and give Mom a big kiss from all of us!”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelvia; father, Arnold Bertron Kidd Sr.; mother, Garnet Meadows; stepfather, Warren Meadows; and brother, Arnold Kidd Jr.
He is survived by his children, Curtis (Angel), Chuck (Honey), Rick and Teresa (Brad); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Avenue of States, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk.
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