JAMES WAYNE KIDD
Mr. James Wayne Kidd, 50, of Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away in his Jacksonville Beach home on Monday August 20, 2018, due to heart failure. Jamie was born to parents, CMDR. James S.L. Kidd, Jr, USN and the late Laura Lea Barker Kidd on February 2, 1968 in Jacksonville, FL. Son of a Naval Aviator, Jamie was able to live in TX, VA, MD and back to where his heart always was in FL. He grew up Episcopalian, having the honor of helping his late mother in choosing his family's church.
Jamie had a full, adventurous, yet simple life in his short 50 years. He grew up the eldest of 4, an excellent student, attending Orange Park Elementary, recipient of perfect attendance, Lakeside Middle School, Riverside Military Academy, achieving all-state wrestler, Orange Park High School, earning honor roll, an accomplished soccer player, goalie & referee, ran track & field, performed in the choir, and graduated from University of North Florida, with a degree in Accounting.
In addition to surfing, Jamie enjoyed skateboarding, fishing, clamming in the Keys, camping, cooking, great music, soccer, boating, camping, a die-hard Bulldog & Cowboys fan. He achieved the distinguished honor of Eagle Scout. Jamie was a free spirit, with an amplified, contagious smile and had an infinite love for his late dog, Roxie. Forever loved and admired by family, he was adventuresome, loved the outdoors and was always awaiting the next great wave to surf. Neighbors remember him as quiet and respectful, while one of his best friends describes him as the greatest guy he has ever met. Jamie worked loyally for clients of his sole proprietorship, J.K.'s Lawn Service, The Union Stagehands, a chef, a carpenter/contractor and in recent years enjoyed restoring a 1950’s Packard. The happiest moments of his life were, the birth of his son, Dalton, and watching him grow up in to such an amazing young man.
Jamie is survived by his father, James S. L. Kidd Jr and stepmother Christine Majors Kidd of Cambridge, Md, his beloved son, Dalton Joshua Kidd, a sophomore at Florida State University, his step-daughter, Jenny Davis and former wife Martika Davis both of Jacksonville Beach, FL, his brother Jon Fonda Kidd, nieces, Olivia, Ava and nephew Jon Michael Kidd all of Indialantic Beach, FL, his sister, Jodie Kidd-Turner, brother in law, Geoff, nephews Grady & Trent and niece Quinn Turner, all of Easton, MD. He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Lea Barker Kidd and his sister, Jennifer Lea Kidd. In addition, Jamie leaves behind his best friend, Fay Shore & his family, many loved aunts, uncles and cousins in MD, ME, MA, VT, CA, OH and Germany, he also leaves behind a lifetime of cherished friends.
A paddle-out memorial to honor Jamie, is planned for 1:00pm on Sunday September 9, 2018 at Jacksonville Beach; location TBA via Jamie's Facebook Page.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to First Coast Surf Rider Foundation, In Memory of Jamie Kidd, P.O. Box 51225, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-1225.