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William F. Kincaid (Bill)

William (Bill) F. Kincaid

A funeral service for Bill Kincaid will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Siskiyou Memorial Park, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd, Medford, Oregon, 97504 (541-772-5488).

Friends and family may also pay their respects at a viewing on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Perl Funeral Home in Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Bill died suddenly, but peacefully and painlessly, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. He was attended with the utmost care and professional concern by the Emergency Room staff at Rogue Valley Medical Center, but he was not able to stay with us.

He was born to Milo and Olive (Barker) Kincaid in Dayton, Wyoming on July 19, 1924, exactly 82 years ago. He attended schools in Dayton. The family moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho in 1935 and Coeur d'Alene in 1939. In 1948, his family moved to Oakland, Oregon, and Bill followed in 1949.

He worked for the water company in Drain, Martin Box in Oakland, and Evans Products near Roseburg. In 1967 he moved to Central Point, Oregon, where he purchased the home he lived in for 39 years. He worked for Boise Cascade in Medford until his retirement.

In his earlier years, Bill was fond of fishing, especially in Blackfoot, Idaho. Bill enjoyed lapidary work, reading, tinkering in his yard, grilling on his deck, and watching the birds from his patio.

He always had a handshake or hug, a big smile, a twinkle in his eye and a big welcome for any visitor, especially one with a joke to tell. Bill was a great guy, and an old soul, full of love for God, his family, and his friends.

Bill will be missed by his friends and surviving family. He adored his second wife, Phyllis Gilchrist Kincaid. He loved to laugh with his brother, Millard Kincaid. He was so proud of his grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Billy and Shayna Kincaid; Tammy Smith; Dawn and Jake Neal; Chuck, Charlie, Mike and Jasmine Horton; Joe, Brennan and Taran Gilchrist; and Mike Gilchrist. He enjoyed spending time with his stepsons, Martin and Ed Gilchrist and stepdaughter, Freida. He made all of his extended family members and friends feel we were important to him. We all loved him.

His son, Paul; his first wife, Marie; and his sisters Opal and Pearl preceded him in death.

There will be a guest book at the funeral, but those who wish may also sign an on-line guest book for Bill at www.mailtribune.com or www.legacy.com.

William F. Kincaid (Bill)