Brian D. Kincaid (1962 - 2016)

Obituary
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Brian D. Kincaid, 54, of Palmer, Alaska, had his life tragically cut short in a vehicle accident on Dec. 24, 2016. Brian had a deep faith in Jesus Christ and a huge heart for family, friends and that person he just met. He was always lending a helping hand and giving an encouraging word to those in need. Brian had a passion for people, especially those who were struggling with addiction This is exemplified by his favorite quotes:"You can start your day over as many times as necessary," and, "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is put the shovel down and stop digging. Brian touched countless lives and this impact is self-evident by the numerous Facebook postings of how he enriched and encouraged people. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Teeland Middle School on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. Brain was a lifelong Alaskan, born to Janet and Larry Kincaid on May 26, 1962, in Palmer. He graduated from Palmer High School in 1980. Brian married Alisa (Lewis) Kincaid in February 1996, and they raised four sons together in their Hatcher Pass home. His telecommunication career took him to the farthest reaches of Bush Alaska. He loved to deploy a new communication system or internet technology into the villages where service was either inadequate or non-existent. To say that Brian loved High Performance anything would be an understatement. From snow machines, jet skis, drag race cars to helicopters, he loved the thrill of the ride and the ability to get out in the Alaska outdoors. Brian would often say "Go large or go home" and this was echoed in his family, recreation and work life. From pioneering snowmobile trails over the highest glaciers in Hatcher Pass, jet skiing in the Gulf of Alaska with killer whales or helicoptering cellular equipment to the top of an Alaska mountain top, he truly lived life to the fullest - and then some. A lifelong family friend, Gail (Grow) Edgerton, may have encapsulated this best when she recently posted, "Heaven may never be the same if Brian gets his hands on anything resembling wheels, wings, rotors or skis!!" Brian went by many deserving titles including: Son, Husband, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend. But look no further than the ring on his finger which reads "Dad" to know his highest passion. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Alisa Kincaid; four sons, William, Jacob, Joseph and Isaac; and his grandson, Jack. He is also survived by his mother, Janet Kincaid; and siblings, Kathy (Tracy) Moffitt, Marty Kincaid, Ken (Beth) Kincaid and Michelle (Dave Kloep) Kincaid. He has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry A Kincaid; and brother, David A Kincaid. Some may see the timing of Brian's tragic death so close to Christmas as an additional hardship. However, we, his family have the assurance that for those that are in Christ, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. It brings us great peace and comfort to know that he is now experiencing Heaven up close and personal. And we know that Larry, David, Jack, Marge and many others are excited to have him there. Brian had a great passion for his boys and therefore, in lieu of flowers, please send any memorial donations to his boys future educational fund at Mat Valley Federal Credit Union under "Kincaid College Fund", account number 155407.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 29, 2016