Our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend, John William Kincaid III passed away on Thursday, February, 25, 2021. Formerly of Westerville, John resided in Hebron, Ohio and was 73. Because so many immediate family members, relatives, and friends appreciated his guidance, advice, and presence, John was the head of his family in every way. He was the patriarch. Everyone liked him and wanted to see him. His extensive experience and supportive nature made him a confidant to many, and he looked forward to seeing his children, grandchildren, and friends whenever possible. John was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 13, 1947 to the late John William Jr. and Mary Kincaid. Because friends and family members knew he lived life to the fullest, his experiences made great stories for those who knew him. John connected people, and he connected with people. When he decided it was time to coach or support friends and loved ones experiencing difficulties, people listened. John could encourage, motivate, and direct others with just a few words, and he was happy to share in the accomplishments of friends and family members. John’s children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews delighted in making him proud. John was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Andrew Charles, and is survived by his wife of 51 years Melinda (Notestone) Kincaid. Since the beginning of their relationship, John and Melinda were inseparable. Everyone could see they adored each other, and their life together was an adventure filled with humor, love, and affection. John is also survived by his daughters Lisa Tompkins, Kellie (Brad) Ritchey, and Kimberly (Cory) Gregory; Grandchildren Lauren Tompkins, Jenna (Max) McLean, Anna Tompkins, Douglas Tompkins, Madalyn Ritchey, John Ritchey, Jackson Ritchey, Michele (Cameron) Kilbarger, Cody Gregory, and Emily Gregory; Great Grandchildren Rowan Kilbarger and Baby McLean; cherished nephew Stephen Farkas and nieces Taylor and Sara Farkas; sisters Ann Newberry and Mary (Bob) Friend; Brother-in-law Daniel (Sandra) Notestone and sister-in-law Lori (Steve) Farkas. John was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Throughout his adult life, John was an avid sports fan, but at heart, he was a Buckeye. He loved following Ohio State Football, and over the years, he had the opportunity to attend multiple games with family members and friends. Following graduation in December 1966, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and after basic training, he was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Vietnam. Lance Corporal John Kincaid was severely wounded in Vietnam and medically discharged in January 1968. For his service and valor, John received the Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, and Vietnamese Campaign Medal. John was a proud marine and service veteran. John’s military service and strong association with the United States Marine Corps helped define him as a person. John had a tremendous work ethic and made a career with the Metal Container Corporation in Reynoldsburg for nearly 30 years. John’s desire for growth and personal development served him well, and over the course of several years and multiple promotions, he retired as Production Manager for the Metal Container Corporation. John will always be missed, but his closest family members, relatives, and friends are left with a wealth of happy memories and stories to share, tell, and retell of a rich life, well-lived by a wonderful husband, loving father, and truly great man. On John’s behalf, the family would like to thank the staff members of the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center for looking after and attending to the medical needs of local service veterans. In lieu of flowers and at the family’s request, donations can be made in John’s name to the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, 420 N. James Road, Columbus, OH 43219.