Dr. Paul K. Kincaid

“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.

Messages & Condolences

From Barbara and Steve Sawyer (former Border)...

Dear Kincaid family: So sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. I have wonderful memories of our family visiting and staying with Paul and Mary in Lawrence and at their “cabin” in Colorado. I will always hold these dear in my heart. Thank you

From Nancy Border...

We were so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. He was a wonderful and dear friend to the Border family, especially, Bob. They were the closest of lifelong friends. We loved Paul and will miss him. Love and condolences to the Kincaid family, Danny and Nancy Border

From Joe Flannery...

There are certain people In our lives that are just extraordinary, and have a lasting affect on those that loved him. That was Dr. Paul. His family and many, many friends were blessed to have had him in our lives. The inspiration and memories he made with his hands and his heart will forever be with us. Godspeed to you, Dr. Paul and to your family. You were a gift on earth.

From Sherrie , David & Clarus Kincaid...

Happy 100th Birthday In Heaven Grandpa , Great Grandpa. Thank you for all the goodness you put into this world. We will always hold you close to us.

From The Rev. Dinah Dutta...

Happy Birthday, 100 birthday Doc. I am sad you are not with us today to celebrate but I know you are having a great big party with saints up there. Missing you and the wonderful time of learning from you each day. Thank you for teaching us to live until the last breath.
Praying for all of you dear family.

From Mick and Linda Allen...

Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Paul was still working at age 94! I can barely get out of bed at age 72. Paul’s work ethic and love of life was remarkable. My late father, Mitt, was a big fan of Paul and was Mitt’s dentist for over 30 years. A very unique and special man.

From Linda Robinson...

I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Kincaid. I was in his Rotary with him for 25 years, and we truly missed him the past few years when he was no longer able to attend. He was always so happy and the embodiment of “service above self”. I am one of the fortunate recipients of his lovely handcrafted wooden bracelets. I will cherish it always as a beautiful reminder of this thoughtful, kind, and giving person who brought joy to so many. My deepest sympathies to the family.

From Kelli Brahler...

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Hoping that you’ll find comfort in the wonderful memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss. With deepest sympathy, John, Kelli, George, and Grace Brahler

From Ray and Marsha Henry Goff...

Dr. Paul was one of a kind and led a long, productive life. Ray says he was the best dentist and best friend he ever had and he will miss him so much. Dr. Paul loved the peanut brittle and pineapple upside-down cakes Ray made for him. Marsha will remember his big smile and happy spirit forever. To his family: Our deepest sympathy. When his loss hurts us this much, we can only imagine how painful it is for you. Blessings.

From Anthony A Takacs...

So sorry to hear about your dad . Just like you he always had a smile at work.

From Karen Frick...

Dr. Paul Kincaid inspired so many throughout his life with his wisdom, engaging smile and gentle presence. His generous heart touched many lives. Am so grateful for the kindness he extended to our family and many in the Lawrence Community!

From Jorge L Soberon...

Dear Charlie, we are so very sorry to hear. We send our sincere condolences, and your dad and family will be in our prayers. Jorge & Tita Soberon

From Laura Brady...

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Kincaid’s passing. He will be missed dearly. My husband, myself, and Dr. Brady’s mom all used Paul as our dentist..and we referred many of our patients and friends there because—he was a very good dentist. Dr. Kincaid ALWAYS had a smile, a polite wave, a kind work to say, and yes…I was a lucky girl to get one of his hand crafted wood carved bracelets. What an amazing life he lived sharing his passion for teeth, wood working and traveling to help others. He will be missed. God Bless the family during this time of grief….

From Deanna Newman Posik...

To the Kincaid family,
My sons came to Kincaid’s Denistry, starting in 1983. They had all their dental work done throughout their school years (1984-2000) and after. Braces, cavities, cleanings (by Jane), wisdom teeth, etc.
I am so sorry to read of your loss.
Let sweet memories fill your hearts <3
Sincerely,
Deanna Newman Posik

From David Burnett...

Paul, he had a good life and I am proud to have known him for almost 65 years. When I went to my dad’s memorial I walked in and there was your dad to comfort me. RIP Paul.

From Kim Murphree...

Sending all my love to the Kincaid family. Dr. Kincaid was wonderful. I will always remember his cheerful demeanor; from the time I was 4 years old and he recommended a tight rubber band for the gap in my front teeth (instead of braces) and it worked, to Christmas 2018-19 when I discovered him at his senior living space happily making gifts; we were there to sing carols and I stayed and chatted with him…same lovely cheerful generous man. He blessed the lives of so many! God bless you all. Thank you for sharing Dr. Paul with all of us!

From Sidney Snider...

To the Kincaid Family,
So sorry to learn that Dr. Paul passed away. He was such a wonderful dentist and a wonderful person. I first went to him for dental work when my mother took me to him when I was 10 years old and he continued as my dentist until he retired and I was 79 years old. Most people never like going to the dentist but with me it was always a pleasure to go and see Dr. Paul Kincaid. He was always so nice to visit with and I always received the best dental care available. I have a card he sent me in 2011 thanking me for the many years I was his patient. I treasure that card and will keep it for the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. God Bless Dr. Paul K. Kincaid.

From Donna Falkenstien...

We were saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. His was a life well lived! Donna and Joe Falkenstien and Family

From Alan Robertson...

Dr. Paul had been me and my family’s dentist as long as I can remember. He always asked about my family whenever I would have an appointment. Always listening and caring about everyone. He will be missed.

From Dennis D. Moss...

A wonderful man. I always felt comfortable under his care. He made all his patients feel special.

From Stephen Vincent...

What a wonderful man and a great colleague. He set the bar to a high standard. His demeanor was unlike any other. It was an honor to be counted as one of his friends.

From Cammie and Dennis Garrison...

Our deepest sympathies for your loss!

From Mike McBride...

As a newbie dentist in back in 1979 Paul was a wonderful source of inspiration and advice! He always had a kind word and cheerful attitude. I will miss him immensely.

From Michelle Wyatt...

To all of Doctors Paul’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for the family.
I feel so blessed to have worked with Dr. Paul for those years. He was always the Gentleman. The most kind and loving soul that I have ever met. What an amazing man.
Again I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

From Reece E. Wiley...

Was there ever a kinder man and Dr. than Paul Kincaid? He would do anything for anybody. Who else would come back to the office to do emergency dental work? And clearly a good father as evidenced by his sons Paul and Charles. From time to time I would see him at the Market Grill, having a toddy and cracking jokes. Truly, the end of an era. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

From Shelley Gist–Lauber...

Dr Paul jr , Dr Charles Kincaid and family. I am so sorry for your loss, it was with great pleasure to work with Dr Melissa Nabors in his dental office. He definitely loved his patients and being a dentist. I admire how he always kept going, Soo many fun stories. I received a beautiful card and two beautiful bracelet’s when my mom passed away. He was very thoughtful and generous. He will be very missed. He’s now with the love of his life and I’m happy for him. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.

From Nelson Orwig...

So sorry to hear of Dr. Paul’s passing. He was my dentist since I arrived in Lawrence in 1977. I enjoyed seeing him twice a year and listening to many interesting stories that he told me about his life. He also made a beautiful braclet for my wife, thank you for everything Dr. Paul.

From Wes Ellison...

My family and I send our prayers.

From Donna (Cobb) Miller...

Wonderful man and excellent dentist. I have know Dr. Kincaid since I was little. Truly a great man that will be missed. Sorry for the family’s loss.

From Darryl Krape...

I enjoyed the many talks we had about his time being a dentist at the Army Depot across the river
from Harrisburg , PA. He was not only a gifted dentist but a craftsman of wood working projects. I’ll miss the Sunday breakfasts we had at the Genovese Restaurant and his war time stories. As one old soldier to another, Rest In Peace my brother in arms. You will always be remembered as a true patriot.

From Judy and Eric Smith...

Charlie, Eric and I are sorry to see that Dr. Paul passed away. He was always a gentleman and a wonderful dentist. His work ethic was hard to beat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of his family.

From Mary (Punkin) Cherico...

Dr. Paul was a dear friend, I sure will miss him. He was a loving, caring, witty and generous, gentle man. Dr. Paul was iconic to the Lawrence community and I feel honored to
have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Dr. P I love you ❤️

From Melissa C. Nabors DDS...

RIP Dr. Paul. He was my dentist from the time I was 4 yrs old and I was never scared of him despite all my cavities. I was fortunate to practice at Associates in Dentistry with Paul, Phil and Charlie for my first 6 years out of dental school, and it was great training in how to treat patients. Paul always had a smile for everyone and his practice longevity record is amazing and can’t be surpassed. He made killer good peanut brittle and yes, I am honored to have one of his gorgeous exotic wood bracelets. He touched a lot of lives with his skills and kindness. My life is richer for knowing him.

From kelley r zimmerli...

dr paul has made such an impact in my life as i served him on every sat morning with his group as we laughed and hugged and everyone met over the years. dr paul remained in my life as he moved to the nursing home i visited and i missed him so much.he always came into perkins on thanksgiving and brought his family and i always made sure he had his favorites for 14 years charlie and paul were so kind so myself and family also i thank you. your mother was so kind to me i am so overwhelmed with dr paul being gone i knew this day would come but i didnt want to face it. he had so much love for everyone. god bless dr p and all your family. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. he will really be missed.

From Donna C Hoffman...

My knowledge of Dr. Paul comes from members of my family who loved him. My daughter, Janell, my sister, Punkin, my husband, Scot. But this I do know. He gave of himself so joyfully. Making bracelets, I have three, always caring about others, being such a gentleman in every endeavor. I believe the hallmark of longevity is being interested in others. 99 yrs. was surely a testament to that. His was a life well lived. Godspeed to you, Dr. Paul. Peace and Blessings to you all.

From Cindy Nabors Johnson...

Dr Paul was my family’s dentist from the time we moved to Lawrence in the 1950s. He was always so kind and patient, and I, as a child, always tried to talk him out of giving me a shot of novocaine before doing a filling. He would say ok and start drilling, then when I would jump and try to grab his hand, he would say, “She needs a shot”, and I knew there was no more arguing! My sister and I loved going to Dr Kincaid’s office because we would get a “prize” after our appointments and got to dig through the little treasure chest to take home something wonderful. I believe Dr Paul had the distinction of being the longest working dentist in the state of Kansas, and I know he was very proud of that as he loved his work and his patients. Such a kind man with a wonderful laugh and sense of humor, he will be very missed.

From Kevin and Dana Wingert...

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Paul, what a wonderful, kind man. He will be missed by many. RIP

From Deb Hird...

What a privilege to know and work for such a wonderful man. A Lawrence icon, a Gentleman’s Gentleman, a loving, giving, caring friend. We feel so blessed to have had him as a friend, he will be greatly missed.

From Judy Copeland...

Greatest Dentist I ever had rest in peace

From Lisa Orwig...

So sorry to hear about Dr. Paul. He was a great dentist & a great person. He gave me my first crown when he was 92! I also have a beautiful bracelet he made!

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