Walter Ralph Kincaid, 89, of Alderson, WV, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, WV, following a long illness.
Born May 1, 1925, in Alderson, he was the son of the late Samuel Walter Kincaid and the late Murrel Berkley Jeffries.
Mr. Kincaid was a mail carrier in Alderson, having retired from the United States Postal Service after 24 years of service. In addition, for seven years, he was a mechanic at the former Ford Garage in Alderson. He was also the former owner and operator of the Alderson Esso/Exxon Mobil station for several years. Mr. Kincaid was also well known for being a former taxi cab driver in Alderson for many years and was also a long-time farmer in the Blue Sulphur Springs district. He attended Alderson schools, was a member of the Faith Baptist Church at Pence Springs, WV, and was a long-time member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Kincaid was a gentle man with a keen sense of humor who had many witty sayings that would brighten your day.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Ray Kincaid.
Survivors include his wife and companion of 17 years, Oassie Canterbury of Pence Springs; a son, William Ralph Kincaid and wife, Jan, of Johnson City, TN; a brother, Samuel Marion Kincaid of Alderson; a sister, Ella Margaret Grimmett of Alderson; six stepchildren; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are slated for Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 2 PM at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Pastor J.D. Fox officiating. Burial will follow at the Kincaid Family Cemetery in Alderson.
Friends may call Sunday, April 19, from 12-2 PM at the funeral home in Alderson.
Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Canterbury, Richard Kincaid, Sammy Kincaid, Joey Wilson, Roy Bowden, Ronnie Palmer, Alex McLaughlin, and Matthew Fleshman.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Roger Bowyer and Sonny Bennett.
Lobban Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the April 17, 2015, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.