Kyle Robert Kidwell, 36, a resident of Cabool, Missouri, formerly of Willow Springs, Missouri, unexpectedly passed away late Monday night, March 9, 2020.
He was born March 27, 1983 to Robert Lee and Brenda Sue (Christopher) Kidwell in Mountain View, Missouri.
Kyle grew up in Willow Springs and attended school there, graduating with the Class of 2001. He accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized at a young age.
He was very active in sports while in school, and loved playing football, basketball, and tennis. He was a star athlete and received the Athlete of the Year award when he was a senior in high school. After graduation, he went on to complete his associate degree at Drury University in Mountain Grove, Missouri.
He met Tiffany Dale Maxvill in 2009 and they were married December 20, 2011 in Texas County, Missouri.
Kyle was a group leader at Gentry Residential Treatment Center in Cabool. He had a soft heart for the troubled youth who he helped. It was said he was a role model and helped to change their lives.
Kyle loved mushroom hunting; he also loved to fish, and go deer hunting with his dad and kids. He was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals. His favorite times were those spent just hanging out with his family, singing and joking with them. He will be dearly missed by his family, his host of friends, and all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Max Christopher; his grandparents, John and Ivalee Christopher; his aunt, Vicki Kidwell; his uncle, Timothy Joe Kidwell; his cousin, Cecil Lagle; and his special friend, David “Beetle” Bailey, whom he loved like a brother.
Kyle is survived by his wife, Tiffany, and five sons, Bradley, Austin, Ian, Ransen, and Kade, all of Cabool. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Sue Kidwell of Willow Springs, and his sister, Chrissy Crudgington and husband Jeremy of Willow Springs, and their children, Wyatt, Landon, Aspen, and Paisley.
A memorial fund has been set up at Peoples Community Bank in Cabool. All donations may be made out to Tiffany Kidwell and may be left at the bank or the funeral home.
A family night/visitation was held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Willow Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Friday, March 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Westside Family Life Center in Willow Springs with Pastor David Lovan and Associate Pastor Scott Foster officiating. Interment followed in Willow Springs City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC.