Dale Ira Kincaid, age 76, a resident of Mound City, Kan., died on  Aug. 11, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.  He was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Great Bend, Kan., the son of Frank Kincaid and Ona Morton Kincaid.

Dale was a heavy equipment operator and member of Local No. 101.  He spent most of his years doing what he loved.  He had a part in the construction of many highways as well as the Hillsdale Dam and the Sports Complex in Kansas City.

Dale had served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  During his time in the service, he met and married Freda Hoddy in April of 1952.  They later moved to Spring Hill, Kan., where they operated a mobile home park.  They later bought their first home together in Spring Hill and enjoyed 34 years of marriage until Freda’s passing on Oct. 28, 1989.

After Dale retired, he moved to Mound City and on Oct. 4, 1997, he married Dorothy Carter of Blue Mound, Kan.  Dale was a baptized member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Restoration Branch of that church in Fort Scott.  Dale had also been a member of the American Legion for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home in Mound City; his step-children, Michael Mertell, Blue Mound, Kan.; Billie Dee Moore and Gil Virginia Beach, Va.; Richard Carter and Lori, Butler, Mo.; Robin Dwayne Carter and Dorothy, Butler, Mo.; and Lisa Dorrell and  J. D. of Creighton, Mo.  Also surviving are thirteen step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren, a niece, Versie Busby and husband Earl of Erie, Kan., as well as many friends.

In addition to his wife, Freda, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Claude Kincaid, and a nephew Claude Daniel Kincaid.  Dale was a good man with a big heart.  He will be greatly missed.

Following cremation, a graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Kan.  Local services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.