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January 31, 1944 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Mickey Jo Kincheloe was born January 31, 1944 at Mast Hospital in Myrtle Point, Oregon. Mickey was the youngest of four children: Wallace, Martina, and Peggy, all born to Martin Jasper Kincheloe and Ethel Mae Roush.
Mickey attended Myrtle Point High School and graduated in 1962. While at Myrtle Point High School Mickey proved himself to be a gifted athlete. He wrestled, played baseball, and football. He won the title of State Champion in Wrestling in 1961, and 1962. Mickey also helped his Football team secure the State Championship in 1962, and was even named High School All American. He was also selected to play in the East-West Shrine football game, and became a finalist for Oregon Sportsman of the Year.
After High School, Mickey attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. His freshman year he started as Right Tackle for Adams State College Football. His team went on to become the Rocky Mountain Conference Champions and Mineral Water Bowl Champions. In 1965 Mickey’s leadership and athleticism landed him the role of Captain of his football team. Later that same year he also became the Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion for Mountain Interscholastic Association.
In 1966 Mickey was selected by the New York Jets and sent to their farm team in Toronto. Unfortunately, he was cut before the first game due to knee injuries.
He graduated from Adams State in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. After graduation, Mickey taught and coached at Monte Vista Jr and Sr High School in Colorado for the next couple years.
In 1970 Mickey returned home to Myrtle Point, Oregon to join the family business run by his father named Kincheloe & Sons. Mickey was known to be an excellent equipment operator and truck driver. He remained with the family-owned company for 40 years and served as Vice President between the years 1973-1992 and as President/CEO from 1992 to 2010, when Mickey retired.
Mickey married Alberta (Dette) Janette Floyd. They married September 2, 1973 in Lakeside, Oregon. The couple raised three children: Kristi, Jeff, and Wes. They remained married for nearly 50 years until Dette’s passing on July 12, 2022.
He was loved by everyone who met him. He enjoyed camping, hunting, traveling, seeing new places, and meeting new people. Mickey loved good food and spending time with family. He was one of a kind with a huge heart, a gentle giant, and he is already deeply missed by his family and friends.
Mickey passed away on September 23, 2023 at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon. Mickey is survived by his children and spouses: Kristin and Daniel McAuliffe; Jeffrey and Regina Kincheloe; and Wesley and Delani (Dede) Kincheloe. Grandchildren: Hannah Kincheloe; Zachary Kincheloe; Chase and Rain Berry; Thomas and Amanda Kincheloe; Amy and Ben Bedwell. Great Grandchildren: Konnley Berry; Landon Kincheloe; Bryer, Silas, and Pete Bedwell. Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Mickey was preceded in death by his wife Alberta (Dette) Floyd-Kincheloe, his siblings; Peggy Kincheloe-Barrows, Wallace Kincheloe, Martina Kincheloe-Hauser. Parents; Martin J Kincheloe, and Ethel M Roush-Kincheloe.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:00PM at the Oaks Pavilion at the Coos County Fairgrounds.