Whitesburg KY

Mrs. Kincer dies at 75; coached Fleming-Neon girls for over 20 years



Graveside services were held this week for Sue Carol Kincer of Cromona, who was known to many Letcher County residents as the longtime coach of the Fleming-Neon High School Lady Pirates basketball team.

Mrs. Kincer died December 20 at age 75. Survivors include her husband, Larry “Dougie” Kincer, who helped her coach the Lady Pirates, and two daughters, Tracy Howard of Lexington and Beth Ingram of Ashland.

Mrs. Kincer, a native of Russell County, received her teaching degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, where she also met Dougie Kincer, whom she married on January 28, 1967. She taught school for 32 years, ending her career at Fleming-Neon High School where she served as the head women’s basketball coach for 24 years and was named to the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor in 2007.

Known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, coach, community and church volunteer and friend, she was born on September 22, 1945 to Luther and Sabrina Scales Robertson, late of Russell Springs, Ky.

Surviving in addition to her husband and daughters are brother Lowell Robertson and wife Judy of Russell Springs; grandchildren Chandler and Elizabeth Howard of Lexington and Gabby, Zoë, Zane, and Ashley Ingram of Ashland; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Mary Alice Spears of Brevard, N.C.

The private graveside service was held December 22 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A celebration of life will be held later in 2021 to allow friends and family to gather safely and celebrate her life.

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