Kevin Eugene Stidham, age 58 of DeSoto, Kansas passed away peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home. Memorial services will be 10AM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Cross Points Church in Shawnee, Kansas.
Kevin was born on August 8th 1962 to Winford Dock and Wilma Jean Stidham in Forrest City Arkansas. Kevin's parents relocated to Kansas and Tulsa Oklahoma. Kevin graduated from Daniel Webster High School in 1979. He was introduced to his 14-year-old neighbor Tracee Lee Yeatman who became his wife on April 3rd 1980. Kevin & Tracee (Doll) brought two children into this world Faren (Princess) Ann Stidham-Arnold and Cody (Buddy) Eugene Wyatt Stidham. Kevin and Tracee were blessed with the opportunity to raise a 3rd child Aeonnis (Stinky or Anwy) Darline Stidham in 2006.
Kevin worked at a variety of places to work for his family. He worked for The City of Tulsa, SPEC, OTL, Johnson Wrecker Service, Reasor's, Advanced Food Services (AFS), and Amerigas. While working at Amerigas, Kevin's full propane truck was struck by lightning and he lived to tell us about it. Advanced Food Services was his most recent employer which he absolutely loved. Kevin, Tracee, and Aeonnis worked at the local American Legion Post 325 cooking and serving food to various event guests, including the bingo hall concession that he ran weekly.
Kevin served his country in the army and was honorably discharged in 1980. Kevin had many loves he loved to cook, and was a self-taught food extraordinaire. His cooking was out of this world excellent. He was obsessed with the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as a fan of the Royals. He loved his kids and his grandkids immensely and Kevin was very competitive when playing games especially when it came to his son in law. His game choices were pool, shuffleboard, horseshoes, dominoes, and cards. He also had a pretty big liking for Gambling. Kevin coached Cody's baseball team for 9 plus years and really enjoyed watching Cody pitch. Kevin was Aeonnis's learning coach, he loved teaching and helping his children to be successful. Kevin was a political junkie. He was always tuned in to Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro to keep up with our government. Kevin was also such a Trump supporter that he left the day of Biden's inauguration.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 40 years Tracee of Desoto, Kansas, Daughter Faren and husband Dan (Sha Nay Nay) Arnold of Sapulpa Oklahoma, son Cody and wife Kerri (Sweetie) Stidham of Peoria Arizona, daughter Aeonnis Stidham of Desoto Kansas, sister Pamela Thurman of Desoto Kansas, brother Mark and Doug Stidham, sister in law Darla and husband Tracy Ashton of Sapulpa Oklahoma, sister from another mother Cheryl Thompson of Tulsa Oklahoma, grandkids Levin (Lion), Shao (Shay Shay), Zoey (Zsa Zsa) of Sapulpa Oklahoma, Noah Arnold in Heaven, Stormee of Tulsa; nieces and nephews, Melissa and Ricky Hendrick of Independence Missouri, Troy and Mary Thurman of Oregon, Jeremy Stidham of Arkansas, and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Dock and Wilma Stidham, and grandson Noah Arnold.
Kevin's laughter, long talks, advice, hugs, love for life will be missed beyond measure. This is not goodbye but it's until we meet again! We love you to the moon and back!
6824 Lackman Road
Shawnee, Kansas 66217
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