Charles Roy Kincaid, 92, of Osceola, Missouri passed away July 30, 2015 at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born September 27, 1923 in Vista, Missouri to Jake and Ethel Stiles Kincaid. His siblings were Carl and Helen Kincaid.
After graduation from high school, Charles was drafted into the United States Army during WWII. He entered active duty January 1, 1943 serving his country until January 1, 1946. Charlie served as a Corporal in the 202nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion; disembarking from San Francisco, California on November 23, 1943 and subsequently serving as a gunner in the campaigns at New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao and the Southern Philippines. He received the WWII Victory Medal, Expert Rifle Medal and Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Oak Leaf and two Bronze Stars for gallant service in New Guinea and the Philippines. He is now listed in the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the USA during WWII.
After serving his country he returned to his home town of Osceola where he met the love of his life, Peggy Hodges who became Peggy Kincaid on March 19, 1949. They lived a long, good life in Osceola. Charlie dearly loved his home town and the people there. Charlie served as deputy sheriff there for many years.
Charlie retired from MoDot after working there for many years. He then worked for Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home for 35 years where he served his fellow man again in any way he could.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Peggy Hodges Kincaid who passed away October 22, 2014 and his parents, siblings, a brother-in-law, Don Hodges.
Charlie is survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Hodges of Lee’s Summit; niece, Melissa and Steve Higgins of Scottsdale, Arizona and nephew Craig and Debbie Hodges and their daughters of Metamora, Illinois and a host of friends. He was known lovingly to ll of us as “Uncle Charlie” and was truly a remarkable and loving man who made friends wherever he went.