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Charles N. Kidrick

Jun 11, 2021

Charles “Charlie” Nelson Kidrick, 74 of Shepherdstown, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 30, 2021 peacefully at home with his family.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1947 in Shepherdstown and was the son of the late Edgar Kidrick Sr. and Emma Dozier Kidrick. He was preceded in death by his son Charles Jr., one sister, Norma Grantham, and three brothers, Edgar Kidrick Jr., Ronald Kidrick, and Rudolph Brown.

Charlie loved the Lord and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, WV, where he was a former member of the Mighty Men of God Choir and a trustee.

Charlie attended Shepherdstown High School where he was a member of the football, basketball, and track teams. He was a member of the graduating class of 1965.

Charlie served his country as a SP4 Door Gunner in the United States Army 1966-1968, during the Vietnam Era Conflict with the 1st Air Calvary Division, where he received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Services and other commendations.

Charlie retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg WV after working 23 years.

Charlie had a passion for football. He had tryouts with the former Washington Redskins in 1971, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1972. He was an active member of the Philadelphia Bell World Football League in 1973. He played Semi-Pro Football with the Hagerstown Bears, Chambersburg Cardinals, Frederick Falcons, and Harrisburg Cowboys. After his playing career ended, he coached several of those teams.

Brother Kidrick was an original member of the Brothers of Harmony Masonic Lodge #42, Shepherdstown, WV where he also served as a Past Worship Master. He held the position of Grand Lecturer and Grand Tyler of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

Charlie’s life work was encapsulated in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved spending time with them and thoroughly enjoyed them. He especially loved coaching and mentoring other children and helping them with their athletic endeavors. He was most proud of all of their academic accomplishments and the people they have grown to be. He coached at Charles Town Middle School, Jefferson High School, and last but not least, back to his first love, Shepherdstown Middle School.

Charlie leaves cherished life memories with his wife and soulmate, Francine Kidrick, daughter Tara Williams (Ronnie); son, Andre Kidrick (Angie); daughter, Keia Harris (Freddy); ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Carrie Ann Mosby and Patrick Kidrick, sister-in-law, Cynthia Burks, mother-in-law Margaret “Peggy” Grantham, God Children, Alisha Branson, Mia Holmes, and Keion Smith, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Asbury UM Church, Shepherdstown, WV. Family will receive friends from 10 -11 am with services to immediately follow.

Burial will be private.

Family and Visitors will be required to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow directives

Condolences can be made at rosedalefuneral.com.