Joe Darrell Kidwell, age 64, Jellico, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday evening, October 29, 2023, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born on January 14, 1959, in La Follette, TN, to the late Odes Kidwell and Mary (Bennett) Kidwell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Kidwell; and one brother, Virgil Kidwell.

He is survived by his son, Darrell Kidwell, of Stinking Creek; granddaughter, Sybil Kidwell Moore, of Stinking Creek; great-grandson, Riley Moore; sisters, Nola (Kidwell) Harris, of Spafford, Texas, and Nona (Kidwell) Freeman, of Redmond, Oregon; niece, Leisha Harris; long-time friend, Rebecca McCullah, of Jellico; numerous friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn his passing.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 3, 2023, beginning at 12:00 noon at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral will immediately follow on Friday, November 3, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hansford Hatmaker officiating.

Interment will follow in the Locust Stump Cemetery located in the Big-Four Community of Stinking Creek.

 Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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