Billy Kidd, 80

Published 1:09 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

SHELBYVILLE – Billy Kidd, 80, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Stanford in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Edith Young Kidd. He retired as a supervisor from the Jim Beam distillery in Frankfort. A UK sports enthusiast, he was arguably the strongest and most fervent Wildcat fan in Shelby County. He also enjoyed playing golf.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dickie Kidd.

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His survivors include his wife of over 58 years, Hilda Kidd of Shelbyville; his son, Rodney Kidd and his wife, Donna, of Shelbyville; his daughter, Valerie McIntosh and her husband, Nick, of Shelbyville; his sisters, Barbara Cooper and her husband, Don, of Stanford, and Peggy Royce and her husband, Jack, of Frankfort; his three grandchildren, Zach McIntosh, Gabriel Kidd, and Samanthia Kidd; and his four great-grandchildren, Dakota Kidd, Dayton Kidd, Devin Kidd, and Derrick Kidd.

Celebration of life services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., today (Thursday, Nov. 1) at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville with Wendell Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation, PO Box 1347, Shelbyville, KY 40066 or to the American Cancer Society, 16402 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, KY 40223.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville and online condolences may be expressed at