Steve Kincaid

Steve Kincaid, 77, of Blowing Rock, N.C., died June 20 at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas

Steve Kincaid was a longtime residential furniture industry veteran. He served on the board of American Home Furnishing Association (AHFA), which owns High Point Market Authority.

He was dedicated to bettering the communities where he lived and worked, including Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Wachovia Bank, Communities In Schools of Caldwell County and Childrens Home Society of NC – where he held leadership roles.

Early Life and Education

Steven Mackie Kincaid of Blowing Rock, North Carolina passed away June 20 at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston after receiving cancer treatments there. His death leaves a tremendous void among his loved ones and the many organizations with which he was involved.

Jaime Kincaid – Claudia’s younger brother is quiet yet often hilarious and boasts an irrepressibly dry sense of humor. He agrees to accompany Claudia when they escape their parents because he desires experience life on his own terms rather than waiting for his parents to give everything he desires.

Steve and Kim were avid members of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. Kim quickly welcomed Amanda and George as her own children while Steve enjoyed golf and spending time with his family.

Professional Career

Steve Kincaid is a Principal at ghSMART, where he advises clients on developing C-Suite leadership talent within the context of positional demands and strategic goals. Leveraging his training as a clinical psychologist alongside pragmatic goal setting strategies, Steve assists his clients in increasing both leadership capability and performance.

Beginning his furniture career sweeping floors and loading lumber at his family’s Kincaid Furniture Company founded in 1946, he rose through the management ranks to become president in 1983 and took it public by expanding its presence nationally.

He left Kincaid as executive chairman in 2015 but remains on its board of directors and membership of both the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame and High Point Market Foundation.

Achievement and Honors

Kincaid excels on the football field, showing an uncanny combination of grace, body control and soft hands. His lightning quick route runner speed and leaping ability enable him to break coverage tightness for quick scoring opportunities.

He possesses a thorough knowledge of the furniture business and has worked tirelessly on behalf of it, volunteering his time and energy towards improving conditions for consumers, retailers, craftspeople and women who make products in this industry. He was previously president and board member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Kincaid served on several boards, such as American Home Furnishings Foundation and International Woodworking Fair. He leaves behind one daughter from Magnolia named Cathy Horton; stepson Steven L. Kincaid of Little Rock; stepdaughter Adrienne Murphy with husband Brett in Fayetteville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Personal Life

Kincaid contributed his time and talents to local communities in numerous capacities. He served as an officer with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation, Wachovia Bank, Communities In Schools of Caldwell County, and the North Carolina National Guard.

Errol also served on the boards of both the American Home Furnishings Alliance and the American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation, and was a founding member of High Point Market Authority.

At 71 years old, furniture veteran Jack Kincaid passed away June 20 at MD Medical Center in Houston after an illustrious furniture career that saw him hold positions as senior vice president and president of La-Z-Boy Inc’s Casegoods division for 25 years. He leaves behind his wife Kim; daughters Cheryl Yauger and Amy Chafey as well as son Jeremy Kincaid as well as sisters Patti Miller and Patricia Johnson along with grandchildren Izaak Chafey, Caitlin Kincaid Maddie McPhail and Colin McPhail who all survive him in death.

Net Worth

Kincaid dedicated his career to the furniture industry. He served as president and board member of both the American Home Furnishings Alliance and American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation, while also acting as chairman of High Point Market Authority and International Woodworking Fair boards and American Home Furnishings Center Advisory Boards.

Kincaid was a longtime resident of Caldwell County and generously contributed to local organizations like Appalachian State University School of Technology and Design, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Childrens Home Society of North Carolina and Communities In Schools of Caldwell County. An avid golfer himself, Kincaid spent many happy moments playing golf with family and friends on the course; we will miss him.

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