Merle Kidwell Obituary, Death – We had known Merle Kidwell for a very long time and were shocked and deeply grieved to hear of his loss when we found out. Merle’s passion for sports was well known, and I will miss the random PFF messages that he would send to me between the hours of one and two in the morning. He would always attempt to persuade me that the Bengals are one of the best teams in the league. One of the very best deserves not a farewell but rather a “see you later” in this context!
We want the Kidwell family to know that we are thinking about them and praying for them during this extremely difficult time. New Orleans, Louisiana was home for Marcus as he fulfilled his duties as an engineer for Lykes Shipping Company in the city’s shipping department. Together with his wife Shirley at one point in time, he used to run the business that was once known as the Duds & Suds, which was located in Vanceburg, Kentucky.
He worked as a farmer in the Petersville area during his early years and later joined the Vanceburg Lions Club. During his time as a farmer, he was active in the community. Was a Shriner and a member of the El Hasa Shrine, which is located in Ashland, Kentucky. He served in this capacity. Marcus was also a Master Mason of the Third Degree in the Maysville Lodge No. 52 of the Free and Accepted Masons. He was a member of both of these organizations simultaneously.
Marcus had served his nation with distinction in the United States Navy during World War II, and he eventually received an honorable discharge and retired from the military. Mr. Kidwell was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church in Vanceburg and adhered closely to the doctrines taught there.