• James Forest Kidwell

    Funeral services for Mr. Kidwell will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Diffenderfer and Dr. John Cheetham officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service time. Pallbearers will be Rick Martin, Wayne Reeder, Destin Gentry, Brant Martin, Dusty Haskins and Kolbee Kidwell. Interment with military honors will follow in Jones Hill Cemetery.

    Mr. Kidwell, age 85, of Watertown, died Friday afternoon, June 15, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon.

    Born May 24, 1933, he was the son of the late James Doyle Kidwell and Grace Garman Kidwell and was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Scott Kidwell in 2011.

    Jim was a graduate of Watertown High School. He received his education degree from Tennessee Tech and his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He was a longtime educator, principal, coach and athletic official. Jim was a U.S. Army Ranger, served in the Korean War and was an elder of the Watertown First Presbyterian Church.

    He is survived by his wife, Martha Dickens Kidwell; children, Debbie Martin, and husband, Rick, of Watertown, James F. Kidwell Jr., and wife, Nan, of Lebanon, Beth Reeder, and husband, Wayne, of Watertown; grandchildren, Lauren (Dusty) Haskins, Gina Martin, Brant Martin, Sarah (Destin) Gentry, Hannah Reeder, Madi Reeder, Kolbee James Kidwell, Adam (Sonya) Carr, Alex Carr; great-grandchildren, Harper and Houston Haskins; sister, Beverly Blankenship, of Murfreesboro; and nieces and nephews.

    Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements, 615-237-9318, hunterfuneral.com.

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