CHILLICOTHE - Kenneth "Ken" Glen Kincaid, age 53, of Chillicothe passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
He was born Oct. 23, 1960, in Santa Fe, N.M., to his adoptive parents, Ivan and Ellie Kincaid. He married Joanne "Jo" King-Overturf on Feb. 19, 1983, in Tucson, Ariz.
Ken held several jobs throughout his lifetime; the most recent was hauling parts at Caterpillar for G&D Integrated in East Peoria, Ill. Before that, he pursued other passions, such as owning Shooterz Bar & Grill in Farmington, Ill., and his own milk-hauling business, Kincaid's Milk Transport, in Williamsfield, Ill.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 31 years, Joanne; his daughters, Jennifer (Ron) Haskovec of Chillicothe and Mary Kincaid of Peoria Heights; his sons, Mike (Rochelle) Overturf of Glasford, Ill., and Dave (Ginger) Overturf of Canton, Ga. Also surviving are three grandsons, Danny Kincaid, Tyler Overturf and Jarod Howell; four granddaughters, Heather and Jessica Overturf and Ashli and Amber Howell; and one great-grandson, Ashton Campen. In addition, Ken and Jo considered Nick and Catherina part of their family.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, as well as Brooke and Josh.
Ken was a man of many hobbies. He believed that learning was an important aspect in life. He found comfort being surrounded by books. He could be found making knives and spears, along with plant hooks for his wife, on his homemade forge; carving intricate facial designs into wood; building stoves out of cans; tuning up his homemade PVC flute; learning how to survive a zombie apocalypse; and teaching his family that the secret to happiness was to always have something to look forward to. Ken was also an avid cook. He experimented with odd recipes, always trying to make do with whatever he could find in his home. He spent a lot of his time with his grandson, Danny (aka Punkin), who was his protege and ray of sunshine.
He leaves behind a legacy of a great man and somebody that his children, grandchildren and all that were touched by him will cherish moving forward. He was "Dad" to any and those that were lost and needed a father figure. He will be missed, and is currently holding up a defiant middle finger to cancer.
A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 4999, 1729 N. Santa Fe, in Chillicothe, Ill., from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 5.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of Ken Kincaid, or online at https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/donate.
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.
Ken's online memorial website may be viewed at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.