Huntington, WV Black History

Thomas Kincaid

Community Activist

Thomas Kincaid worked at Appalachian Power Company as a station supervisor and worked 33 years until he retired in August 1996.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher, a trustee and sang in many choirs including the Gospel Chorus.

Thomas was active in his community as a board member of the Fairfield West Improvement Council and Boy Scout leader. He read books to students at Spring Hill Elementary School and assisted with the community garden. He served on the Human Rights Commission and numerous other boards throughout Huntington and within City Hall.

He enjoyed being a Mason, serving at Alex Freeman Lodge No. 2 as Past Master Mason, 3 Degree Grand Expector General and Shriner at Abdul Court. He later joined Christ Temple Church of Ashland, Kentucky, where he sang in all the choirs, enjoyed Sunday School and traveling.

During the later years of his life, he attended Encouragers Fellowship Church.

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