James Martin Kidwell

On Monday, June 19, 2017 James Martin Kidwell passed peacefully at his home with his wife and three daughters by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Knox Kidwell and adored father of daughters Kelly (Eddie) Bradley, Kerri (Jack) Spinks, and Kristi Kidwell.  Jimmy is also survived by his sister Catherine (Frank) Howard, brother Bradley (Peggy) Kidwell, and sister Page Kidwell. In addition, Mr. Kidwell leaves a legacy with seven grandsons, three great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his infant son and parents Paul and Catherine Kidwell.

Known to many as the “Chief”, Jimmy served as the Leesburg Chief of Police for 27 years, having served a total of 34 years on the police force.  He was well known for his public service and community involvement. After retirement Jimmy enjoyed golf, horse racing and watching his young grandchildren play sports. Jimmy was a loyal Redskin fan and ticket holder for many years. He was recently inducted into the Loudoun County High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Loudoun Funeral Chapel 158 Catoctin Circle SE Leesburg, VA 20175.  The funeral will be held at Loudoun Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00am.  Graveside service to follow at Union cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s National Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com

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