Lindsay J. Kincaid, 83, of Ione died May 15, 2021, at Heppner. A private family service was held at High View Cemetery in Ione.
He was born on September 8, 1937, at Heppner to Harold Oliver and Ruby Louise Padberg Kincaid. He was raised and attended grade school in Ione, then Ordinance Jr. High School in Hermiston and he graduated from Ione High School in 1956. He attended Eastern Oregon College and Oregon Technical Institute. He served in the Air Force as a military policeman stationed at Mtn. Home Air Force Base in Idaho.
On January 27, 1962, he married Diana May Wright who was teaching school in Heppner at the time. The couple raised two daughters, Margaret Louise and Mary Lucille.
Lindsay farmed on the family ranch in Ione that was homesteaded in 1884 and later drove truck for a living. He coached the Ione Indian and Willow Creek All-Star Little League baseball teams. He also coached and started the first Morrow County Babe Ruth team. Lindsay was an avid local sports fan as well as a LA Rams fan since childhood. He volunteered his time driving the Ione sports bus to games, kept score for basketball and was on the chain gang for football. One of his favorite seasonal traditions was dressing up as Santa Claus. He had a fondness for vintage trains and planes. Lindsay had a passion for collecting cars and traveling to car shows. He had fun playing chauffeur while taking people in his limousine to various events.
Lindsay enjoyed his regular card games with friends in Ione and trips to the Wild Horse Casino in Pendleton. He was a member of the Willows Grange, Lions Club, American Legion, Three Rivers Corvette Club and was very active in the Elks Lodge #358 where he had served as Exalted Ruler.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary of Lincoln City and Margaret of Madras. His wife, Diana, preceded him in death as well as his brothers Roger, Ralph, and Lyle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heppner Elks 358 Foundation, PO Box ,494 Heppner, Oregon 97836.
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