Joseph Benton Kidd, 89, passed away peacefully at Magnolia Assisted Living in Gonzales early Sunday, February 23. A native of Baton Rouge, he grew up on St. Phillip St. and attended Catholic High and LSU, earning a BS in Forestry and an MS in Wildlife. A quiet, gentle man of deep faith, he served valiantly in WWII
, fighting in Patton's army in the Battle of the Bulge and earning a Purple Heart
. He spent his entire career at the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries, retiring in 1989. He was an avid outdoorsman, nature-lover, and LSU fan to the end. Preceded in death by beloved wife Gwen of 46 years, parents Myrtle Mary Dupuy and James Marion Kidd, brother James Jr., sister Ann and brother-in-law Claude. Survived by brother, Al and sister-in-law Rosemary, children Ann, Lynn, Karen, Joseph Benton Jr., and Michael, son-in-law Bryan, and grandsons Mason and Nico. Loved by all who knew him, he will be deeply missed. Visitation will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church from 12pm Thursday February 27, 2014, until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com
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