Friday, February 07, 2014

Robert "Sam" Kidd Dies At 42

Robert Bailey "Sam" Kidd, age 42, passed away in Athens, Georgia on February 4, 2014. He was born in Clewiston, Florida on February 11, 1971. 

His loving parents, James Rhea Kidd and Joy Waldron Kidd are mourning the loss of their son. 

Also missing him with all their hearts are his brother, Clifton Waylon Kidd, his nephew, Kyle James Kidd, maternal grandmother, Mable Bailey Kidd, aunt, Sondra Westberry Snow and her husband Thomas John Snow, and many loving cousins. 

Sam was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, A. Rhea Kidd, maternal grandmothers, Elsie Waldron Westberry and Lily Merle Waldron, and maternal grandfathers, Lawrence C. Westberry and Robert E. Waldron. 

Sam graduated from Clewiston High School in 1989, attended Palm Beach Community College from 1989-1990, and continued his education at South Technical Education Center from 1991 to1994. 

What Sam truly enjoyed was people; he was happiest when interacting with others. He leaves a legacy of personal warmth and humor-a man of simplicity who showed a love for music from an early age. In Sam's life, there were no strangers; he loved and was loved by all who knew him. 

A graveside service will be conducted by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes of Clewiston on February 12 at 4:00. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, also in Clewiston. 

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to the Sam Kidd Memorial Fund at SouthTech Academy. To donate, go to Proceeds will be used to support the SouthTech Rock and Roll Academy.


  1. Anonymous11:16 PM

    I'm heartbroken to hear about this. I used to live down the road from Sam and Waylon when I was only 10. They both crossed my mind so I just tried looking them up. So sad to read this.

  2. Anonymous11:21 PM

    My name is Rocky Keilholtz.. My father was Ralph Keilholtz. I would like to get ahold of Waylon Kidd. I can be found on Facebook