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James Leon Kidwell

September 5, 1937 ~ November 3, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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James Leon Kidwell, 85, of Rutledge, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 3, 2022. He was a member and deacon of Faithful Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Frances Puckett Kidwell, parents; Robert and Effie Kidwell, sisters; Lena Mae Bales and Mary Bumgarner, brothers; Gene and Charles (Pete) Kidwell and infant daughter; Regina.

He is survived by his daughters; Sonja (Greg) Owen and Sheila Langley, sons; Michael (Barbara) Kidwell, Darron (David) Kidwell, brother; Jesse Kidwell, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Joyce (Flossie)  Montgomery for the care she provided as his personal caregiver.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home.  Funeral service 11am, Monday, November 7, 2022 with burial to follow at New Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association at 6025 Brookvale Ln. Ste 207 Knoxville, TN 37919 or online at:

Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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November 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Funeral Service
November 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Graveside following visitation
November 7, 2022

New Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery
210 Blackwell Branch Rd
Rutledge, TN 37862


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