Robert L. Kincaid

Birth Date: 
Monday, May 23, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

WOOSTER - Robert L. Kincaid, age 86, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice following a period of declining health.

Born May 23, 1932 in Wallace, West Virginia, to Basil G. Kincaid and Iris F. (Ashcroft) Kincaid, he was the youngest of three children. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruby L. Randolph, and his brother Basil G. “Bud” Kincaid II.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fairmont State College, Fairmont WV. After graduation he served his country with the United States Army at Fort Hood, TX.  Following his honorable discharge in 1956, Bob moved to Apple Creek, where he met his wife Joan and raised his family of three daughters.

Bob was a life-long learner and dedicated teacher who loved music, arts and literature. He taught English and Speech at Waynedale High School for 30 years, where he also directed plays and developed debate and drama curricula. After retirement, he continued to teach as a substitute teacher at Wooster High School for many years. 

In his free time, Bob enjoyed creating beautiful outdoor landscapes, being in the sunshine, sitting on the porch enjoying a thunderstorm, listening to big band music, and spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Bob was genuinely interested in all their lives, eager to spend time visiting, learning, and sharing a good laugh about life and all its joys and struggles.  His smile, laugh, and caring nature will be missed by all his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan E. (Boyer) Kincaid; daughters Christina (Alex King) Kincaid of Lancaster, PA, Stephanie (Mark) Norton of Wooster, and Andrea Kincaid Norton of Dalton. He’s also survived by his six grandchildren, Xavier and Theo King; Ava, Anthony, and Dominic Norton; and Michael Norton.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio's LifeCare Hospice,1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.


There will be no Calling Hours.


A graveside service and interment will take place in October at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, WV.


Sending you and your family our sympathies on Uncle Bob’s passing. He will be missed. Praying for everyone during this hard time.

Mr. Kincaid was one of my favorite teachers at Waynedale. I will always remember him as a positive influence in my younger days.My prayers go out to his family. He was a wonderful man.

Mr.Kincaid was one of my favorite teachers at Waynedale. He was a great man and a great teacher. My condolences to his family.

Mr. Kincaid was one of the most memorable teachers in high school. He encouraged me to express myself, if only for my own pleasure. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Remembering Mr Kincaid from my years at Waynedale--always very classy and genuinely nice guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family. RIP Mr Kincaid

I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family and friends in my prayers.
Such a beautifully written obituary.

We are thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I really enjoyed reading your dad's obituary. He sounded like and amazing man.

I'm sorry for your loss. Mr. Kincaid was the teacher at Waynedale that inspired in me a life long enthusiasm for the theatre. Many fond memories of dramatics while in school. My thoughts and prayer are with you.

My years at Waynedale were brightened by Mr Kincaid. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Bob Kincaid was an amazing teacher. I lack words to express how much he taught and inspired
me. My sympathy to his family. Class of ‘68.

A true conversationalist and genuinely good-natured person; it was obvious Mr. Kincaid was giving you his full attention by the inquisitive look on his face and the fact that he would come back with questions, sometimes days or weeks later about what was said. It was inspirational to know that he was truly listening and held my experience and ideas with high regard. I am truly sorry for your loss, he was a remarkable man.

Bob Kincaid was my high school English teacher, my mentor when I began teaching and always my friend. Whenever I think of teachers, I think of Bob. He was very intelligent and had a great sense of humor. I will never forget him. My wife knew all about him before she met him for the first time. He had that much of an impact on my life. Rest in peace "RK."

Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.

I'd put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I've done.

I sat and thought about what moment,
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me,
to walk that extra mile.

If I'm feeling sad and low,
if I'm struggling with what to do.
I can go and open my little safe,
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of,
that would lift my spirits everytime.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment,
to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult,
as I've gathered up a heap!

I've dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside,
there was room for lots of moments,
in fact hundreds if I tried.

I'm building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise,
I'll never ever forget you

Source: by Sarah Blackstone

Mr Kincaid was a wonderful teacher of mine while at Waynedale. His speech classes inspired me to open up and be myself. I think of him often.

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