“Maxine will now entertain us, tap dancing to ‘Mr. Bojangles’”. That was Paul Kendall Kincaid the son of Leslie B. and Carrie B. Fowler Kincaid born January 30, 1921 in Polo, Missouri and died Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was broadcasting from his homemade transmitter and bedroom studio on Greasey Street in Braymer, Missouri. Paul was on the air most Saturday mornings in 1937 and 38 with the exception of game days when he played basketball for his school team the Braymer Bobcats.
Following high school Paul attended William Jewell College for three years. There he was inducted into Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honorary Fraternity for outstanding chemistry majors. Three years later he graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and was inducted in Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary dental fraternity. Dr. Kincaid started his practice in 1945. He entered the United States Army and served as a dentist at New Cumberland Disciplinary and Quartermaster Depot in Cumberland, Pennsylvania and was honorably discharged as a Captain in late 1954.
He returned to Lawrence and practiced at 23rd & Barker until his retirement following his 94th birthday in 2015. He and his son Dr. Charles Kincaid traveled to Haiti on Medical missionary trips in 1983, 1985, 1987. He was honored as a Paul Harris fellow by Rotary in recognition for his work in Haiti. He received his Ham Radio License in 1941. He especially appreciated the recognition by his peers in the Douglas County Dental Society for his 70 years of practice in Lawrence.
Paul enjoyed working in his shop making clocks and bracelets for his many friends. He also loved “sneaking out” of Presbyterian Manor for breakfast with his son Paul Kincaid Jr. who was his and mom’s loyal caregiver for many years. Most of all he believed in God and took the Golden Rule literally as he measured, measured, and measured some more before proceeding as the motto he lived by was ‘Do It Right.”
He married Mary Bess Myers on April 1, 1944 in Olathe. She preceded him in death in 2011. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Paul Kincaid Jr., Lawrence, and Dr. Charles L. Kincaid and wife Dr. Claudia Kincaid, Lawrence; seven grandchildren, David and wife Sherrie, Jeffery, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and wife Mary-Kate, Ivan, Aurora, and Charles Jr., as well as his beautiful great granddaughter Clarus Kendall Kincaid.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com
The family is having a little private ceremony to get dad next to mom at the cemetery as soon as possible. As soon as common sense permits we are looking forward to a big celebration of his life. Our special thanks to everyone at Presbyterian Manor for making dad feel at home, safe and secure these last four years.
We also appreciate Matt Daigh at Rumsey-Yost and my father for planning everything out so all our family has to do is count our blessings and remember the good times.