James “Jim” Tyler Kincaid died March 12, 2023, at the U of L- Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.



James “Jim” Tyler Kincaid left this earth on March 12, 2023, at the U of L- Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

James was born on Nov. 27, 1988, to Jeff and Angelia Kincaid in Lynchburg.

He is preceded in death by his beloved granddaddy and namesake, James “Jim” Kincaid; his grandparents, Clifford and Martha Potter; great-aunt and uncle, Rose and Jack Garst; and his uncle, William K. Potter.

In addition to his parents, James is survived by his grandmother, Joan Kincaid, and siblings Ainsley Ramsey(Brandon), Jessie”Alex” Carwile (Chris) and Ian Kincaid; uncle and aunt, Keith and Cheryl Kincaid; his nephews and niece, Eli and Ryan Ramsey, Jacob and Adaline Carwile; his Gran, Sylvia Whitmore; cousins Jessica Moser (Lucas), Robert, Cecelia and Everett Kincaid as well as more cousins and family.

James grew up in Lynchburg and he graduated from BrookvilleHigh School in 2007. Music was at the center of his life from a young age; he played multiple instruments and sang which allowed him to participate in church, marching band, and several bands over the years. One of his favorite pastimes was to learn songs for his family and friends just to see them smile when he played. 

As a child, James wanted to be a chef and often used that desire to test out new sauces and dishes on his siblings as they grew up together.  

He was a chef at The Cupola Club in Owensboro, Ky,. where he was loved and respected for his skill but also his knack for humor and loyalty. 

Before anything else though, James was a fierce friend. For his siblings, he was their rock, confidant, and protector. For his nephews and niece, he was their biggest fan and cheerleader - always supporting them. He was proud of them and made sure to tell everyone who would listen.  James was known for being encouraging, safe, and always a jokester for those around him - co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia or to World Central Kitchen. 



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