Fayetteville business and community leader Hugh Kincaid announces retirement

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The Bank of Fayetteville announced Friday the retirement of longtime executive Hugh Kincaid, effective June 30.

A Fayetteville civic and community leader for years, Kincaid, 83, has been the bank’s senior vice president, trust for 15 years. Before that he was director of planned giving at the University of Arkansas, practiced law as a partner in the firm of Kincaid, Horne & Trumbo and taught business law at the UA.

“Hugh has been one of the pillars of The Bank of Fayetteville and an inspiration to colleagues throughout our organization.  We wish him only the best in his retirement,” said Gary Hudson, president and CEO of Stuttgart-based Farmers & Merchants Bank in southeast Arkansas, the bank’s parent company.

A bio sketch provided by the bank highlighted Kincaid’s long career of service. He served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, U.S. Justice Department, Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court, and as Fayetteville City Attorney. He served two terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives and played a major role in passing legislation that provided kindergarten in all Arkansas public schools.

He also served on the Fayetteville School Board and the boards of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Central United Methodist Church, Walton Arts Center, Washington County Bar Association, Fayetteville Noon Lion’s Club, The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas and Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Hugh Kincaid

“Hugh’s dedication and leadership has benefitted our community in so many ways,” said Bob King, community bank president of The Bank of Fayetteville. “We thank him for his service to our shareholders, customers, and employees and his thoughtful and giving nature. He will be greatly missed.”

Kincaid is past president of the Fayetteville Area Community Foundation and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Committee on Planned Giving.  He is a recipient of the Lugean L. Chilcote Award for Outstanding Service to the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Wes Gordon Good Deeds Award given by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the Hall of Honor Award from the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, the Distinguished Citizens Award from the Washington County Historical Society and the Golden Acorn Award from the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association for leading the effort to create the ecologically diverse Brooks-Hummel Nature Reserve.

Kincaid and his wife Brenda have three children and six grandchildren. He plans to continue “donating his time and talent to various non-profits in the NWA community,” according to the bank.