In Memory

Brent Kidd

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04/21/17 02:24 PM #1    

Glenn Reeves

Brent Alan Kidd 
(October 10, 1954 - April 13, 2017) 

Brent Alan Kidd was born on October 10, 1954, the second child of Guy Sterling and Charlene (Miller) Kidd. He attended Wichita North High School and Wichita State University, where he explored his interests in the then-emerging field of computer technology. In his youth, Brent attended Asbury United Methodist Church. Brent worked at several different jobs through the years, but found his true calling in life was helping others to overcome addiction. He spent countless hours, over the 33 years since he took his own firm steps toward freedom from alcohol and drugs, in giving of himself to help others do the same. Whether it was to help others get to meetings, provide a safe place to spend a night or two, or simply to hold a hand and listen, Brent was tireless in his mission of helping others as he had been helped. He is specially remembered for his vast and varied music collection, which he share with others from several states as a disc jockey for numerous events. Brent is survived by his sister, Belinda Kidd, Wichita; his brother Mark (Mary Beth) Kidd, Topeka; his nephew, Connor Kidd, Overland Park; and several cousins. Loved as he was by his birth family, it is his chosen family, the people he met and spent so much time with in service to those in recovery, who will miss him the most. His siblings honor this chosen family with gratitude that the coin commemorating his 33 years of sobriety can be buried with his cremations. Mahatma Gandhi is credited with having written “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” By that measure, Brent was truly a man who found himself. We are all grateful to have known him along his way.

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