Donald Lee Kincaid departed this life and entered eternity on September 27, 2021. Donald Lee was born on December 15, 1935 at the home in Aledo, OK, as one of three boys born to Earl and Lorene (Gregory) Kincaid. He was raised in the Custer City - Independence area where he was a member of the class of 1953 Independence High School, which was the last class to graduate from that school.
Donald met Margaret Lee Cline during his high school years and broke his arm playing donkey baseball trying to impress her. They were married May 17, 1953 at the Putnam Christian Church. After getting married, they moved to Colorado where Donald attended telegrapher school for the railroad. When they found out he wasn’t 18 yet, Donald didn’t get the job with the railroad. They returned to the Independence area where they began their career in farming by renting a small farm from his Grandad Andrew Kincaid.
Over the course of his lifetime, Donald was involved in many occupations. Along with farming, he spent time building houses for John D. Foster, worked as an assistant mail carrier, graded roads for the county, sold insurance, worked as a roughneck on oil wells, and managed the Putnam and Woodward Coops. However, farming remained his passion.
Community service was important to Donald. In the 1980’s, he served on the school board for the Taloga School system. In the 1990’s he served on the board of the ASCS COC.
He helped in the planning and building of the Putnam Senior Citizens Center which was completed in 2001. Donald helped build the current building of the Putnam Christian Church, and served as a leader in various positions for many years.
After the death of Margaret, he met Doris Foust of Fay, OK. He ate a lot of peanut brittle and attended many Senior Citizen lunches at Fay trying to get Doris’ attention. They finally got married February 24, 2017 at the Putnam Christian Church. They lived happily, in the Putnam area until his death.
Donald Lee is preceded in death by daughter Mary Jo, wife Margaret Lee, his parents Earl and Lorene Kincaid, brother Leonard Kincaid, and great-grandson John Chavas. He is survived by wife, Doris, brother Curtis Kincaid of Woodward, daughters Sharon Hoover of Alpena, AR, Ginger Smith and husband Jerry of Putnam, Mitzie Eaton and husband Steve of Putnam, stepdaughter Darla Cheek and husband Jeff of Moore, OK and stepson Phillip Sawatzky of Weatherford, OK. Grandchildren include Emily Hoover, James Smith, Jeremy Smith and wife Krista, Nickie Moore and husband Dustin, Laramie Eaton and wife Chyenne, and great grand-daughter Isi Moore.
Services will be held October 2 at 10:00 am at the Putnam Christian Church, officiated by David Beck. The family has requested that donations be made to the Putnam Senior Center c/o Mona Kauk, 20919 E 850 Road, Butler, OK 73625, in lieu of flowers. Burial will conclude at the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, OK under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home