Dr. David Thomas Kidwell

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Dr. David Kidwell, 32, of Temple went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2017. David was born on April 15, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas to Tom and Vicki Kidwell. He graduated Monterey High School in 2003, and Texas Tech University in 2007. David attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and Texas Tech University Graduate School, Rawls College of Business graduating with his M.D. and M.B.A in 2011. He earned both the Dean’s Recognition Award and the John Aure Buesseler, M.D. Founding Dean Award for Student Excellence. David was a member of AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Society.
He married his wife Lauren Smith on June 18, 2011, and they moved to Temple, Texas where he began his Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor Scott & White Health. David continued at Baylor Scott & White Health for a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. David and Lauren had their daughter Ella in 2015.
David is survived by his daughter Ella, and wife Lauren; his parents, Tom and Vicki Kidwell; brother, John Kidwell; grandparents, Jess and Barbara Ellis.

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The family requests donations to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, https://www.bbrfoundation.org.


37 thoughts on “Dr. David Thomas Kidwell”

  1. Denise willingham Dodson

    Dearest Tom and Vickie, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss of your precious son. I love you so very much and am praying for you as you’re so precious to me!
    Love, Denise Dodson

  2. Patti Patterson

    A brilliant mind, a servant’s heart and eyes that danced with joy. David and a few others in the Christian medical student group visited my 99 year old grandmother. She told stories. They laughed until they cried. Then we all sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace together. God’s kingdom was present on earth that night, as it was so often where you walked. Rest well dear friend.

  3. Jimmie Bradley

    I was blessed to spend time with David when I worked at TTU Student Government. He was one of the most gracious young men I ever knew and a precious friend He was so gentle and generous and always smiling. I pray God comfort his sweet wife, daughter and family.

  4. Leslie Horwood

    Lauren may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you the peace, comfort, and understanding that only He can give you in this time of sorrow! Please know we are praying for you, sweet Ella, and your entire family!

  5. Vicki-I am sorry and saddened by your loss. It has been so many years since I’ve seen you but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying God’s comfort for you.
    Donna (Taylor)Bates

  6. David-
    You were such a kind person to me and to the thousands of people you came into contact with. You had a contagious smile and an awesome Christian. You are now a guardian angel to all of us. May peace be upon your family and thank you for being such a kind soul. I will continue to pray for you’re parents and brother John.
    Love you-
    Tanner Davis

  7. Exodus Prison Ministry

    Prayers from all of us at Exodus Prison Ministry for all of you, especially Babs – we love you dearly and pray for God’s comfort and peace. Enjoy all the good memories

  8. Lane and Debbie Sanders

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We are praying for the family.

    We’ve known Tom
    and Vicki for years. In preschool David used to smell and play with our daughter’s hair. It was so cute. They were a month apart so they grew up together.

    We are praying for each of you.

  9. Mylessa Wheeler

    David – You are with your loving Savior now. All pain is gone now and you are at peace.
    Mylessa Wheeler

  10. To the Kidwell Family,
    I apologize I am not able to make it to Lubbock for David’s funeral tomorrow due to a work obligation. David was one of the nicest, most caring, and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I was proud to call him my brother through FarmHouse Fraternity. I looked forward to a time when all of our lives/school/careers calmed down so we could spend more time together.

    While there is nothing I can say to erase the pain of your loss, I just want you to know that there are people all over Texas, both known and unknown to you, who were touched by David and will miss him dearly. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

  11. David, you are sorely missed. Cardiology fellowship is not the same without you. Praying for peace and comfort for your family through this difficult time.
    Love, Tram

  12. Lisa Robertson

    Our entire Robertson Family is heartbroken for sweet David and his family. He was an amazing, brilliant, caring young man and will be missed by so many. The time David spent with Cory and all those wonderful young men in Farmhouse is a priceless memory. Our prayers for comfort and healing knowing he is with Our Lord. We are so saddened for you. Our love…..Michael. Lisa, Chris and Cory Robertson

  13. Dear Vickie and Tom, I don’t know when I’ve met a more precious young man than David. I met him when he was only four, but he never failed to greet me like an old friend and treat me as a close friend. David lit up any room he entered. He was kind, strikingly handsome, diligent, loving, thoughtful, and loved his family with a fierceness. My heart is broken with all of yours. I am so very, very sorry. My prayers are with you, John. and your precious parents. This world lost one of its best, but to be absent from this world is to be present with his Lord.

  14. Tom, Vicki & John, I am shocked and so very, very sorry to hear about David!! I remember him most from his band days at Monterey with our son, Cameron. He was such a sweet, special young man. My heart just breaks for you. You will all be in our prayers! I just saw this on a friend’s Facebook and will let Brandon know. I know he’ll be heartbroken, as well. I know it’s been a long time since we’ve seen you, but you will always have a special place in our hearts.

    We love you!
    Susan & Brandon Bowen

  15. David was outstanding . He was always and Frat. member that added to the group. When he walked thru the Door of FarmHouse Frat. at Tech
    He brought so much strength with him. He was a brother to so many at Tech. I am glad he blessed my life. My prayers are with
    your family.

  16. I am sadden to hear of the passing of Dr.Kidwell, I enjoyed working with him in cardiology clinic. In sorry for the loss and I will be praying for his wife, child and family. He was a wonderful man and doctor. He will be missed. May God be with his family.

  17. Tom, Vicki, and John, I will be lifting you up in my prayers during this time of your lives. David was absolutely one of the finest young man it was my pleasure to teach at Mae Murfee Elementary. He was always so kind and caring, very special in so many ways. I know he made you proud with all he achieved​ and my heart aches for each of you. May The Holy Spirit wrap His arms around you and give you peace in knowing you will be reunited in Heaven.

  18. Brenda Foster Hedges

    Tommy so sorry for your devastating loss. Praying for you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy.

  19. Carroll Adcock

    David: It was a pleasure knowing and working with you. Praying that you are at Peace and that the Lord wraps His loving arms around your family.

  20. James McGregor

    To the family, I was blessed to be able to work with Dr. Kidwell, he was always extremely patient and caring – an amazing physician. I will pray for your family. My condolences.

  21. I am saddened to hear of your passing. I enjoyed working with you. I pray for strength for the family!

  22. Lisa Karnes (Booker)

    Tom and Vickie-David was such a bright light to so many people. You did so well parenting both of your boys and I know your hearts are breaking. I loved knowing him and watching him grow up. My prayers are for your family.

  23. Glen & Nell Brindley

    May the Lord comfort you and give you His peace. Our love & prayers are with you. Dr. & Mrs. Glen Brindley, Temple, TX

  24. Jennifer Bingham McLamore

    Tommy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  25. Tom & Vicki, John, Lauren and Ella – I am so sad to hear the news of David’s passing. So many memories come to mind of those elementary years at Murfee. The memories that have had the most impact, and that bring the most peace are the weekly prayer times that I had with Vicki, and sometimes others, as we prayed for our kids. I am so thankful for the time spent in prayer. As David has matured and succeeded, it is obvious that he has done so in a way that reflects his love of God. David’s brilliant mind and compassionate heart has been with him always. I am praying for all of the family during this time and the days and months to come, asking God’s presence to be strong in each of your hearts. I am so sorry that I missed the service, the video tribute was a blessing to see. He is one who has touched many lives, even if he didn’t realize the impact. May you know God holds your hearts close to His.

  26. Robin Fulbright

    Oh Vicki, I just got the news and I am crying as I type. Every memory I have of David is full of laughter and fun. He was an absolute joy to teach and my heart is breaking with yours. I promise to hold your family high in prayer and I’m trusting that Jesus is right with you in the valley step by step.

  27. Becky Weatherly

    Mr. and Mrs. Kidwell and John, I just learned today about David. You may not remember me, but he was my student at Monterey. I am so heartbroken to hear of your loss. David was a wonderful young man who I deeply respected. He was a joy to teach and to know. I was thrilled to get to see him when he was a resident at UMC and my Mom was in the hospital there. I will always hold my memories of David close to my heart. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Rachael Mueller

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I remember Dr. Kidwell as a kind, caring man. It was an extreme pleasure to know and work with him. I pray for peace and healing during this difficult time.

  29. Ken Cowling Jr

    The tremendous Christian service in celebration of David would not have been possible had David not been one of the most wonderful Christian men in the world. He was, and will continue to be an inspiration to his family and friends, and to all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. The world is a much lesser place without David, and I know that his family is suffering horribly from his absence. I just hope and pray that the knowledge that David is in paradise in one of God’s many mansions, where he will one day meet the rest of his family with his new healed body, will comfort John, Lauren, Ella, Vickie and Tommy, and will assuage the tremendous anguish that we know they are feeling. I know that the Kidwell family will seek God’s help and guidance to comfort them through this terrible loss.

  30. Dave & Charlsie James

    We didn’t know David personally or his family. Our son, Dustin James, was a Farmhouse member who pledged with him at Texas Tech. Dustin always spoke fondly of David and recalls great memories of a fine, brilliant young man and friend. We are deeply saddened by your loss and pray for your peace and comfort during this time.

  31. Steven Stanfield

    Today is Friday, 5-26-17, and I just learned that Dr. Kidwell had passed away. Dr. Kidwell was my Cardiologist at Scott and White Hospital. The way he conducted business was nothing less than professional. I was his patient as well as his friend. I wanted to express my condolences to the family. He will be missed.

  32. Olutola Akiode

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with David in the ICU and I never met a more compassionate, conscientious and dedicated person. He will be sorely missed. May God console the family he left behind.

  33. Dear Tom and Vicki,
    I am so sorry for your loss. If y’all need anything, my family is here for you. Your family is in my prayers.
    Tami Cole

  34. Fred Hardwicke, MD

    Just found out from TTUHSC Pulse that David Kidwell has died. I went with CMDA to El Paso in early 2009 and found David friendly and inspiring. I weep with those who weep and rejoice with the hope of the resurrection.

  35. I emptied my desk at Scott and White today as I finished my fellowship. Couldn’t help but think back to my first days and you helping me down in nuclear medicine as I saw your picture on the way out. You are always in my prayers.

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