Eugene Davis Kincaid, Ill, member of a pioneer Southwest Texas ranching family, died March 19, 2023 at his home in Uvalde. He was born March 7, 1941 at Uvalde, the son of Eugene Davis Kincaid, Jr. and Lochie Mundine Kincaid.
He was the great grandson of William Davis Kincaid who went up the cattle trails in the nineteenth century and founded the Kincaid Ranch southeast of Uvalde in the early part of the last century. His great grandmother Cordelia Taylor Kincaid was a granddaughter of Captain William Ware, veteran of the Siege of San Antonio and Battle of San Jacinto and an early settler of Uvalde County in 1852. He was a member The Old Trail Drivers Association and of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and in his maternal line he was descended from James S. Holman, patriot at the Siege of San Antonio, Sam Houston's lobbyist for Texas Statehood and the first Mayor of Houston. He was also a member of Magna Charta Barons and the author of several genealogy books. In the 1990s he collaborated with William C. Foster, historian and attorney of Washington, D.C. in the identification of Las Cruces, an historic campsite of Spanish explorers on the Frio River at the Kincaid Ranch. The site marked by a cross chiseled in rock was first discovered in 1689 by Don Alonso de Leon. Kincaid traveled throughout Mexico virtually his entire life, having attended Mexico City College briefly in 1957.
He was a graduate of Baylor University where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Delta Pi, national honor societies for Political Science and Spanish respectively. He held a juris doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
At the time of his death he was Chief Executive Officer and President of EDK Ranches, Inc., Loma Escondida Land LLC., Monte Lenoso Minerals Ltd., and Llano y Rio Ranch Ltd. He was also formerly President and CEO of AVK Ranch Co., Inc.; and during the 1990s was engaged in the oil and gas business through E.C. Partners Ltd. During the 2000s he was a regular guest at the Hilde Gerst Salon in Upper Manhattan where he met business executives, ambassadors, writers, and politicians.
Kincaid was a Life Member of the Marlowe Society of England in which capacity he assisted the late A. D. Walker Wraight of London with the Shakespeare Authorship problem, and contributed to the installation of Christopher Marlowe in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey in 2002. He was also a collector of Lord Byron's letters, first and rare editions of other authors, and other memorabilia as well. He also collected first and rare editions of other authors.
Kincaid was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sisters, both from Uvalde, Lochie Virginia (Ginger) Kincaid and daughter Lochie V. Welch of Houston, and Cordelia Kincaid Light and husband George Light IV, and their sons George Light V and wife Angie of San Antonio, and Eugene Kincaid Light and wife Kristin of Uvalde, as well as great nephews and nieces.
A Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2023 at 2 pm at St. Philip's Church with the rector of that church the Rev. Dr. Mike Marsh officiating with interment in the family cemetery on La Loma Escondida at the Kincaid Ranch. The family would like to thank Ruby Marquez, Lakeshia Velasquez, Sylvia Ramirez, Yvonne Marquez, and Amanda Alvarado for their years of medical care and service.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Rodney Balentine, Mendell Morgan, George E. Light, IV, George E. Light, V, E. Kincaid Light, Lochie V. Welch, Robbie Roberts, Ruby Marquez, and Lakeshia Velasquez.