Dr. Charles Edward Kidd Jr. of Sevierville completed this portion of his soul’s journey on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Kidd Lingerfelt; and son, Daryl Scott Kidd.

Survivors include his beloved Julia Dean Tansil of Sevierville; sister, Bonny Kate Sugg and husband Ben of Maryville; daughter, Andrea McCarty of Maryland; nephew, Benjamin Sugg of Maryville; grandchildren, Lily and Charles Bragunier of Maryland; partner in medical practice and dear friends, Dr. Jeff and Mrs. Jennifer King, also of Sevierville; and many other friends by whom he will be much missed.

After completing service in the U.S. Navy, Charles was the first general surgeon to establish a dedicated practice in Sevierville. Much of the comprehensive, quality medical care on which the citizens of Sevier County are now able to depend owes its origins to his efforts and the love and care for his patients that motivated him each day.

There will be a memorial service in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville on Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Interment and graveside service will be Saturday Nov. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Middle Creek Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to attend either or both. In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or to the Foothills Land Conservancy (www.foothillsland.org), both of which causes Charles held very dear.