Roger Earl Kidwell, Sr.

 Roger Earl Kidwell, Sr., age 84, of Elizabeth City, NC, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 30, 2023.  He was born on April 22, 1939 in Fairfax, VA to Christine Bowling and Archie Kidwell.  

Roger met his wife, Diane, when they were both seventeen years old and were married for sixty-six years.  They have four children; daughters, Chrissie Rankins (Tom) and Shelly Johnson (Trent); sons, Roger Kidwell, Jr. and Alan Kidwell (Darlene); eight grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

Roger was predeceased by his parents, a brother, two sisters, and a grandson, Matthew Dennis.

Roger had his own Nationwide Insurance Agency for thirty-seven years.  After he retired in 2000, he enjoyed playing golf, driving his Mustang and being a member of Chrome Pony Mustang Club, and the River City Shag Club.

The family is planning to have a memorial service at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Kidwell Family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at