John Kidd obituary (1928 – 2022) – Richmond, VA
KIDD, John “Jack” Alexander, 93, of Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, passed away on Sunday January 2, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 68, Jane Lambert Kidd; and his son, Charles Alexander “Pete” Kidd. He is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Baird and Rebecca Kidd, all of Richmond; granddaughters, Martha Rogers (JC) and Wynn Norris (Joe); three great-granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Abigail Wills Rogers and Allison Jane Norris; great-grandson, Oliver William Norris. Jack was born October 8, 1928 and raised in Ebony, Virginia. Jack spent 65 years with Wilson Trucking Corporation (now Central Freight Lines) and has always said that work is his pleasure. He will be missed by all who knew his exuberant personality. Jack liked Helen Keller’s quote: âLife is either a daring adventure or nothing. Jack was enjoying life to the fullest. Jack began working for Wilson Trucking on September 22, 1947. He was Wilson Trucking’s longest-serving employee and the only employee to have worked with all three generations of Wilson in the course of the business. Jack started out as a dock worker in Richmond, Virginia, and went on to be promoted to Dock Supervisor and later Terminal Manager. In 1965, after working for Wilson for just 18 years, Jack was appointed to the board of directors and promoted to chief operating officer. His responsibilities included the performance and production of terminal employees, involvement in the acquisition of other companies to increase the scope of operations and contribute to overall profitability. As Wilson Trucking grew, Jack was involved in the acquisition of many companies such as Va. Freightlines, English Transfer, Shoreline Transportation, Longs Express, Mundy Motor Lines, Hemingway Transport and others. At one point, they even acquired Va. Air Cargo. He handled all property purchases and terminal construction in addition to his other duties. Jack Kidd, Wilson Trucking vice president of operations, retired in 2007. The family would like to thank their caregiver, Theresa Russell, for her loving care and dedication over the past few years. Also, the staff at Westminster Canterbury for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s honor at SOAR 365 (formerly Richmond ARC), 3600 Saunders Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23227. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Woody Funeral Home – Huguenot Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, Virginia 23113. Funeral services will be private.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch January 9-10, 2022.