With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Raymond Kidd, who was born on September 11, 1967, in Minter City, Mississippi, and departed from us on October 20, 2023. A humble and loving soul, Raymond was a supportive pillar of strength for his family, friends, and everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him. He resided in Coffeyville, Kansas, for seven years, where his presence was a comforting constant.\n\nRaymond was a skilled truck driver in the transportation business, an occupation he served in for five years. He had a deep passion for his work, particularly driving his semi, which was a testament to his dedication and commitment. He was also fond of playing with DJ equipment, a hobby that brought him immense joy and amusement, especially when he shared these moments with his daughter, Chanel. Family gatherings by the pool and traveling were among Raymond’s cherished pastimes, and these memories continue to warm the hearts of his loved ones. In the words of Helen Keller, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."\n\nRaymond Kidd is survived by his children, Brayden Kindhart, Chanel Kidd, Raymond Kidd, Tracey Kidd, and Gail Carter, and Candi Kidd. Candi and Raymond got together in 2001, had Chanel in 2005 and married in 2011. Raymond is also survived by his brother, Diallo Kidd of Waterloo, Iowa; mother-in-law, Roxie Connolly of Independence, Iowa, sisters-in-law, Melissa (Shane) Manson of Manchester, Iowa and Tami (Loras) Neuhaus of Quasqueton, Iowa; nieces and nephews Clayton Kirsten, Carver, Lucy, Jordan, and Oliver; aunt, Jackie Kidd Doolin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; uncle Raymond Sr. Kidd; and cousins, Shanelle, Ld, Jd, and Tyson Kidd. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbra Kidd, and his grandmother, Rosielee Harris Kidd; Nancy Yearous and Donald Connolly.\n\nA celebration of Raymond’s life will be held at the Crowbar Independence, Iowa on November 4th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.\n\nWe encourage those who knew Raymond to leave their memories of him and upload photos to his memorial page, as a testament to his enduring impact on their lives. His legacy of love, humility, and support continues to inspire us, and his memory will forever be engraved in our hearts.