Norman 'Ray' Kincaid


Norman “Ray” Kincaid, 85, of the Claxton Community, passed away early on Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2018, at a Chattanooga hospital.

He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, was of the Baptist faith, retired from Bowater Corporation, and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Ray was an avid coon hunter, and he never met a stranger and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, “Norman” Wilson Kincaid and Virginia “Grace” Tallent; two sons, Douglas Ray and Rodney Keith Kincaid; one grandson, Travis Ray Kincaid; a brother, Sonny Kincaid; a sister, Wilma Bledsoe; infant brother, A.J. Kincaid; and infant sister, Polly Sue Kincaid.

He is survived by his fiancée, Jaye Rickman of Etowah; son, Jack (Patti) Kincaid of Englewood; two stepchildren: Greg (Lisa) Rickman of Etowah, and Brad (Nicki) Rickman of Englewood; eight grandchildren: Jody (Jessie) Bunch of Madisonville, Lacey (Caleb) Martin of Englewood, Eric Kincaid of Englewood, NaTalia (Wesley) Prichard of Athens, Lindsey (Caleb) Faulkner of Athens, Lauren Dills, Kailee Rickman and Logan Rickman of Etowah; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Joe Ben (Faye) Kincaid of Etowah, and Steve (Sarah) Kincaid of Delano; brother-in-law, J.C. Bledsoe of Etowah; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Etowah Cemetery with the Rev. Zach Davis officiating.

Visitation will be held on Saturday,  from 5 to 8 p.m.,  in the chapel of the funeral home.

You may leave your online condolences at

Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.


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