Larry Joe Kincaid - age 82 of Polo, MO passed away on Tuesday morning, September 7th, 2021, at Redwood of Cameron. Larry Joe was born on June 14th, 1939, the son of Grafton and Mary (Yoakum) Kincaid in rural Ray County, MO. He grew up in the Polo area and was a 1957 graduate of Polo High School. He was baptized at the age of 14 at the First Baptist Church of Polo. On December 30th, 1961, he was united in marriage to Marsha Creason in rural Ray County. Larry Joe was a AAA Professional baseball pitcher. He served four years in the United States Army, stationed at Ft. Riley in Junction City, KS. Larry Joe was a member of the First Baptist Church of Polo, the American Legion Post #557 and the Missouri Bowhunter’s Association. He served on the Bethel Cemetery Board and the Ray County Conservation Board. Larry Joe worked as a master carpenter most of his life. He also coached little league baseball. Larry was a jokester, master storyteller and had a great sense of humor. He loved to fish, bird watch and work in his garden, especially tending to his peonies. Larry Joe wrote poetry and could remember everything. He never met a stranger. Larry Joe will be dearly missed by his family, friends and by the many lives he touched.
Larry Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janice Sue Kincaid. Survivors include wife Marsha of the home; children, Paul (Tammy) Rowland of Gower; Pam (BJ) Jones of Gardner, KS, and Mary Jane Kincaid of Polo; siblings, Lynda Kincaid of Ottawa, IL, and Buzz (Nancy) Kincaid of Claycomo; grandchildren, Rosa Jones of Garner, KS, Mikala (Austin) Marlin of Kansas City, MO, Robert David Rowland of Washington State, Sean Michael (Romina) Rowland of California; great-grandchildren, Madison, Elsa, Natalia, Victoria and Avery. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Polo American Legion Post #557 or the Caldwell County Nutrition Center in care of the funeral home. A service celebrating Larry Joe's life will begin at 2 PM, Sunday, September 12th, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Polo. The family will begin receiving friends one-hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery, south of Polo. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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