William Kincy

Obituary
8 entries
  • "Dear Jean, Bill was the first boss I had as an adult in..."
    - Karen Anderson Brock
  • "Bill was one of the few people that I have had the honor..."
    - Dave Torgersen
  • "Just a note to the family: Bill's name will be called out..."
    - Terry Tamborello
  • "Mr. Kincy will be missed. He was so patient and had such..."
    - Terry Tamborello
  • "I could write a book about Bill and my time together..but..."
    - John Priddy
The Guest Book is expired.

William Perry Kincy, age 91, passed away April 10, 2014. Born in Harlingen, Texas on the second of August, 1922 to Novvie and William Kincy, Sr., he graduated from Texas A&M University in 1947 with the commission of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II and later during the Korean Conflict. In 1957 he received a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from New York University

Colonel Kincy's(retired) military career took him on many tours of duty including Austria, Germany and Switzerland as well as Saudi Arabia. In the United States he was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Rucker, Alabama and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. serving under Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara and General Creighton Abrams. Bill was the Commander of the Engineering Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia during the Cuban Missile Crisis At Fort Belvoir his name is listed on the Engineer Hall of Fame.

In 1967 Colonel Kincy retired from the army and was employed at MITRE corporation beginning a long and exciting career as we first went into space, circumnavigated the moon, landed on the moon and finally staffed the International Space Station. He was Director of Engineering at Computer Sciences Corporation and subsequently Director of Engineering and Integration at Northrop Grumman both at Johnson Space Center, NASA in Houston.

In 1993 Bill retired from Northrup Grumman but remained on with it and its successor at MSC, Lockheed Martin, as a consultant through 2011.

William P. Kincy was a wonderfully kind, generous and honorable man, always impeccably dressed and polite to a fault. He leaves his widow Jean B. Kincy, a son Wm Perry Kincy, a daughter in law Marlys and two grandchildren Susan and Eric. A son Thomas S. Kincy preceded Mr. Kincy in death.

In lieu of flowers, please direct contributions to the Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Tx 77840.


logo

Published on yourbayareanews.com from Apr. 14 to Apr. 27, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park East Funeral Home
21620 Gulf Fwy | Webster, TX 77598 | (281) 332-3111
Send Flowers
bullet Korean War bullet NYU bullet Texas A&M bullet World War II
Funeral Home Details