Paul P. Kincaid ’48

Paul Phifer Kincaid Jr., 81, died peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.

He was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Gastonia, the son of the late Paul Phifer Kincaid Sr. and Viola Wimpey Kincaid.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Alberta Ailstock Kincaid, and three children; daughter, Avery Boyce Kincaid of Alexandria, Va.; sons, Paul Phifer Kincaid III of Warsaw, Poland, Daniel Hodges Kincaid and wife, Karen of Gastonia; stepdaughter, Sherry Queen Hite and husband, Grear of Charlotte; stepson, Michael Hunter Queen and wife Donna of Bloomsburg, Pa.; sister, Kay Kincaid Moss and husband Fred of Gastonia; grandchildren, Cristina Kincaid, Paul Phifer Kincaid IV, John Kincaid, Steven Hite and wife Ashley, Brian Hite, Michael Queen and Alison Queen.

Paul is also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Nothing gave Paul greater pleasure than his grandchildren, of whom he was very proud. They often told him he was the best granddaddy on the planet.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Claire Hodges Kincaid.

Paul attended Gastonia High School, graduated from Riverside Military Academy and attended Davidson College and N.C. State University. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon for four years. Paul was a cotton broker and owner of Kincaid Cotton Company.

Paul was an Eagle Scout, chairman of the Eagle Scout Board of Review for eight years and was an assistant scout master. Scouting was an important part of his life. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Through his long illness, he never lost his sense of humor. He had a smile that will always be remembered.

Paul’s five grandsons and Grear Hite will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Spencer Jr., W. Duke Kimbrell, Dr. Edward Whitesides, Dr. Robert Chambers, Walker Jordan, Jack Jones and Joe McCloskey.

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