Dennis Leroy Kidwell age 65 of Smithton died on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

He was born on July 25, 1949 in Sedalia son of George Leroy and Jean Elizabeth Keele Kidwell. He was married on March 20, 2015 to Donna K. Hicks and she survives of the home.

He was honorably discharged from the Army with 20 years of service.

He then worked as a security guard at the Jefferson City prison and later as a truck driver.

He enjoyed recording and watching movies with family and friends. He also liked to obtain information by being on his computer. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons; Denny and Joey, five daughters; Sherry, Christina, Karla, Melanie and Jennifer, one brother; Gary Kidwell (Debbie) and one sister; Diana Guidry both of Sedalia, stepfather Leo Wolfe. He was preceded by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Rev. W.L. (Dutch) Boer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Odell, Paul Southard, Bill Smith, Ian Wilson, Mike Closser and Gary Kidwell, Jr.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

There will be full military rites at the graveside by V.F.W. Post 2591.

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