Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 21, 2013

Donald Gene “Speedy” Kincaid 1931-2013

Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home
The Independent

IRONTON — Donald Gene “Speedy” Kincaid, 81, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

The Ironton native was born Aug. 17, 1931, the son of the late Earl R. and Mollie Burns Kincaid. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joanne Cannon Kincaid, whom he married July 21, 1953.

Mr. Kincaid was a 1950 graduate of Ironton High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War. While in the Air Force he was considered the pingpong champion. He was a former remote engine operator for AK Steel, retiring in 1993 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Dayton Malleable Men’s Chorus, United Steelworkers of America Local 1865 and the Basketball City League. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Autrie and Alva Cannon; two sisters-in-law, Edith Kincaid and Ramona Caldwell; a brother-in-law, Richard Caldwell; a niece, Joanne McPherson; and a great-nephew, Robbie McPherson.

He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mike Dickess of Ironton and Bobbie and John Thompson of Russell, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sherri Kincaid of Ironton; grandchildren Melissa (Scott) Holschuh, Amy (Eric) Barnes, Michael (Mark) Gleichauf, Amanda (Jasun) Walker, Christopher (Savannah) Dickess, Tim Kincaid, Mollie Kincaid and Emillie Kincaid, all of Ironton, Zachary Fletcher of Huntington, W.Va., Brittany (BJ) Stewart of Chesapeake, Colin Thompson of Lexington, Ky., and Kristen (Tim) Dalton of Marietta, Ga.; great-grandchildren Ayden, Brooke, Erickson, Lincoln, Judah, Adi, Lexi, Eli and Ali Barnes, Chloe, Carleigh and Marlee Justice, Mason Holschuh, Max, Mick, Morgan and McKenzie Gleichauf, Ryann, Jase and Jax Walker and Emerson and Greyson Dickess, all of Ironton, and Tyler, Kate and Kinley Dalton of Marietta, Ga.; a stepgrandson, Wes (Melanie) Thompson of Ashland, Ky.; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Madelynn and Avery Thompson of Ashland; a brother, Gerald (Juanita) Kincaid of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Virginia (Bob) McPherson of Quincy, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home in Ironton by the Rev. Eric Barnes. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, with military graveside rites by Ironton VFW Post 8850.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Tim Dalton, Tim Kincaid, Zachary Fletcher, Colin Thompson, Scott Holschuh, Mark Gleichauf, Jasun Walker and Chris Dickess. Honorary pallbearers will be John Thompson and Mike Dickess.

In Mr. Kincaid's honor, donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church Faith and Fitness Center, 304 S. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638.

Condolences may be sent to phillipsfuneralhome.net.