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Lynn Alexander Kidd

December 12, 1940 — July 26, 2020

Lynn Alexander Kidd, age 79 of Maryville passed away at his home. Lynn was born in Maryville, 12/12/1940. His parents were Mattie Carpenter Kidd and Walter Leon Kidd. He is survived by his brother, Randal L. Kidd; nieces, Mattie Johnson and Leah Woods. Lynn grew up in Maryville and graduated from Maryville High School in 1958. After high school, he graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1962. In 1966, he married the love of his life, Margaret, while she was attending Macon Hospital School of Nursing, and Lynn was employed as an engineer for Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. They have been married for 54 years and have one son, Bryan, who is married to Patricia. Patricia and Bryan make their home in Winchester, Virginia.

While living in Titusville, Florida, and working for NASA, he received a BS from Florida Institute of Technology, in Operations Research.

Work History–Career civil servant for nearly 40 years, including being employed by the US Air Force in Warner Robins, GA. From there he (Margaret and Bryan) moved to Titusville, Florida, where he was an employee of NASA. That was an exciting time to have worked and lived there during many of the manned space flights. His group was called “Apollo Applications” which evolved into the manned space program. From NASA, he went with the US Postal Service, serving as Postmaster in Titusville, Florida, and later finishing his career as a US Postal Service Executive at Headquarters in Washington, DC.

In 1998, Lynn and his wife retired to Maryville, where he has been a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church from his childhood. After retiring to Maryville, he served as an Elder at NPPC.

Hobbies include being a proud alumni of Maryville High School and enjoying Rebel football since retiring. The Rebels have been so much more successful than when he was a high school student back in the 50's. He enjoyed golf and traveling and was a volunteer-mentor for the Boys and Girls Club of Blount County.

Lynn had a sharp sense of humor and often had the last word. Among the activities he enjoyed was having breakfast with his friends at Panera Bread. Someone once asked Margaret if Lynn was with the group of men that sat in a corner at Panera every morning. Thinking a compliment was going to follow, she answered “Why, yes, just about every morning.” But instead, the questioner replied, “Well, they sure are loud!” When she told Lynn that someone complained to her about how loud their breakfast group was, he replied, “Well that is probably because half of us are hard of hearing and the rest have a short-term memory problem!” Years ago when Reverend Emily Anderson had been selected as our new pastor at NPPC, the selection committee held a reception for her in the reception hall, Lynn, introduced himself, wife and sister-in-law to Emily. She said, “I notice you all have the same last name, are you related?”, Lynn replied, “I’m from the Mormon branch of Presbyterians and these are my two wives.” Emily, who’s a quick wit herself said, “You need to come see me in my office!”

One of Lynn’s favorite jokes was about a New York stock broker who, after having been a very successful broker, decided to move to rural West Virginia for some peace and quiet. After he had settled into his home, there came a knock at his door. A man dressed in overhauls was standing there with a big smile. He said, “Howdy, I”m your neighbor who lives just across the way, and I would like to invite you to a party at my house.” They’s gonna be some dancin’, some sangin’, maybe even some fightin’, and some love makin’. The stock broker says, “Wow, that sounds like quite a party; what should I wear? The neighbor replied, “Hit don’t make no difference, hit’s jest gonna be you and me.”

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Stan Rushing officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church of Maryville, 703 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801; or to the Boys and Girls Club of Blount County, 520 S. Washington Street, Maryville, TN 37804 (865-232-1240).

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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