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Martin Swales Kidd

August 26, 1975 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 43)


Martin Swales Kidd, 43, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018 at Wesley Long Hospital surrounded by his family. 

Marty was born in Richmond, Indiana on August 26, 1975, the son of Angelo Kidd and the late Cheri Lynn Swales.  A resident of Columbia, Missouri, Marty was a business owner who loved people and was quick to help anyone in need through lending a hand, offering encouraging words, or telling a quick joke.

In addition to his mother, Marty is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Shannon Kidd; grandparents Hollis and Imojean Kidd, and Robert L. “Bud” Swales and Freda Swales.  Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Angelo and Linda Kidd of Greensboro, North Carolina; loving daughters Kallie Lou Campbell of Centralia, Missouri and Charleigh Swales Kidd of Columbia, Missouri; step-grandparents Louise Stebel of Cleveland, Ohio, and Marie Swales of Bright, Indiana;  brother Christopher I. Kidd and his wife Elizabeth Frey Kidd of Southlake, Texas; sister Lindsay L. Kidd of Charlottesville, Virginia; nieces Prudence E. and Maisy Kate Kidd; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as scores of loyal friends who loved him dearly.

The family would like to express our gratitude to Jay and Mindy Levin, Karen Geotz, Jeff Nichols, Dani Lindsey, and other devoted friends for helping to care for Marty during his illness.  The family especially thanks the excellent staff in the ICU at Wesley Long Hospital for their compassionate care. 

A celebration of Marty’s life will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Columbia, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made at

Arrangements are entrusted to Triad Cremation & Funeral Service of Greensboro.

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