Billy Joe Lincecum

Billy Joe Lincecum

Male 1932 - 2014  (82 years)

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  • Name Billy Joe Lincecum  [1, 2, 3
    Born 25 Jul 1932  Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Hickory Ridge
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 2014  Surprise, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I10279  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 

    Father Charley Wilbur Lincecum,   b. 28 May 1902, Hickory Ridge, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1990, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Georgia Ellen Hector,   b. 3 Dec 1903, Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1983, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1923  Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 7
    Family ID F3643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Sue Campbell,   b. 11 Apr 1934, Vanduser, Scott, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2014, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1951  Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Michael Jason Lincecum
     2. Tina Sue Lincecum
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1932 - Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1951 - Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 2014 - Surprise, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Charley Lincecum Family
    Charley Lincecum Family
    (l-r) Billy Joe, Juanita, Trig, & Charley
    B. J. Lincecum
    B. J. Lincecum
    Trig, B.J. (holding Mike), and Sue
    Trig, B.J. (holding Mike), and Sue
    Taken about 1954 at St. John's, Newfoundland.
    Joe Lincecum; Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police Patch
    Joe Lincecum; Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police Patch
    Charley, Joe, and Mule Colt
    Charley, Joe, and Mule Colt

    Histories
    Depression Memories
    Depression Memories
    Article written by Charley Lincecum of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
    Delta High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies Program
    Delta High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies Program
    (front)
    Delta High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies Program
    Delta High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies Program
    (interior)

  • Notes 
    • When asked about his birth, Grandpa wrote: "Joe was born in a farm house on the tip top of Hickory Ridge, MO. Doc Davault came from Allenville about five miles away by horse and buggy. Sister Juanita was taken away to spend the day with someone and was told by Dad as they came home that they had a watermelon. (Apparently that was a thrill to our family to get a watermelon.)"

      When asked about his childhood, Grandpa wrote: "Joe lived on a farm where 8 or 10 cows were milked twice a day. Remember having cousins visiting from the big city, showing off on a bike and running into Mom who was carrying two big buckets of milk. It splashed all over my cousin, and it caused quite a fuss, as she was in her Church clothes. Hickory Ridge was not a town, just a community, nearest store was at Arbor, a little wide spot in the road on Hwy. 25 between Delta and Advance, MO. I wanted to be a pilot."

      When asked about his sister, Grandpa wrote: "Joe: Big sister Juanita was seven years the oldest. She was trying to break up with a guy. When he came to the door one time, she told me to go to the door and tell him she wasn't there. I went to the door and opened it saying, "Sister says she's not at home." He never came back, but she never sent me to the door again."

      When asked about his parents, Grandpa wrote: "Joe: My father Charley Wilbur Lincecum was born May 28, 1902. He was about six feet tall and big bone strong, a farmer most of his life until 1950 when he bought a grocery store in Delta, MO; (Lincecum and Son Grocery Store.) He operated the store until 1967. My Mother Georgia Ellen Hector Lincecum (Trigg), born December 3, 1903, was short... She loved to eat, and oh how she could cook. Main diet was meat and potatoes, vegetables from the garden in season. She canned hundreds of Mason Jars of peaches, apples, made berry jelly, canned pork, etc., etc., each year."

      Via Billy Joe on Facebook (when asked if he still liked horses after posting a pic of him with two when he was a young boy):
      "Yep, still like horses. On the farm we had a team of sorrels, each year they had colts from the same stud, so they matched as well. My dad lived for the fair, he led one team, me the other through the grand parade."

    • When asked how he met Grandma, Grandpa wrote: "We were childhood sweethearts. Sue's big brother Lynuel was allowed to take the family car to the movies on Saturday night. He picked up his girl, but Daddy Chester had a rule that the other siblings, those old enough had to go too. Lynuel would pick Joe up from time to time. Joe and Sue became an item, and that continued off and on through high school. We always knew we were meant to be together."

      "Baccalaureate Ceremonies" for Grandpa's graduation from Delta High School were held Sunday, 30 April 1950. Fellow graduates included Della Mae Huffman, LaVerne Sullinger, Betty Surface, Anne Hitt, and Bonnie Huffman. (Betty was a niece of Grandpa's first cousin Lulu A. Lincecum Surface. Bonnie Huffman was a 7th cousin of Grandpa's future wife. She was murdered in 1954. LaVerne Sullinger was Grandpa's third cousin.)

      When asked about the birth of his son, Grandpa wrote: "Son Michael was born...in Pepperrell AFB Hospital, St. Johns, Newfoundland. It was snowing, and I took her to the hospital with contractions and was told to go on to work, they would call me later on. Fathers were not allowed in the delivery room in those days. They called about 10AM, I got to the Hospital promptly and found "Our little Newf" had all the fingers and toes, and Momma was fine. He lived his first nine months in Newfoundland, having a choice of Citizenship. He decided not to be Canadian."

    • Newspaper article copied from clipping with no identifying information:
      Sgt. Lincecum Receives Medal From Air Force
      Special to The Missourian
      DELTA -- T.Sgt. Billy J. Lincecum, formerly of Delta, has received the Air Force commendation medal for outstanding achievement in southeast Asia during his tour of duty there from September, 1966 until January, 1967.

      Sgt. Lincecum, a maintenance analyst with the Support Maintenance Division of the F-12, SR-71 System Program Office, was awarded the honor because, a news release stated, "His professional skill, knowledge and leadership as a maintenance analyst aided in guaranteeing the highest production output possible."

      Sgt. Lincecum's tour in southeast Asia was his second such tour. He has been in the Air Force for the past 17 years.

      He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles [sic] Lincecum, Delta, and is married to the former Miss Betty S. Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Campbell, Cape Girardeau.

      Sgt. and Mrs. Lincecum presently live at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

    • When speaking of the shoe factory his father Charley used to work at in Cape Girardeau, "I remember having to search the building as a cop [after it was abandoned], before it was demolished. (Scary inside at night.)"

    • Billy Lincecum
      Thursday, December 4, 2014, Southeast Missourian [ http://www.semissourian.com/story/2143667.html ]
      Billy Joe (BJ) Lincecum, 82, of Surprise, Arizona, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

      He was born July 25, 1932, in Chaffee, Missouri, to Charley and Georgia Trigg Lincecum.

      Billy Joe graduated from Delta High School, married his high school sweetheart, Betty Sue Campbell, and promptly joined the Air Force.

      A Vietnam veteran and a member of the Skunk Works, U-2 and SR-71 programs, he spent time in Newfoundland, Canada; Morocco, North Africa; and Madrid, plus numerous tours to Vietnam and Thailand when overseas.

      His son, Michael, was born in Newfoundland and daughter, Tina, at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas. Stateside bases included Luke AFB, Arizona; MacDill AFB, Florida; Laughlin; Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona; Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio; and Robins AFB, Georgia. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 and returned to Cape Girardeau.

      Billy Joe became a Cape Girardeau police officer, then detective and police department polygraphist and forensic hypnotist before he retired again in 1994.

      Billy Joe and Betty Sue traveled the country in three different motor homes over the next 12 years before settling permanently at Happy Trails Resort in Surprise.

      They spent time in all 48 states and loved visiting friends and family while seeing all comers of this great country. Billy Joe's heart was broken when Betty Sue died in January, and soon after learned of his cancer. He seldom minced words; a true realist, about people and life; but never missed an important date or event for special friends and family.

      Billy Joe is survived by two children, Michael of Owings, Maryland, and Tina Lincecum of Cottonwood, Arizona; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends in middle Georgia, Maryland, California, south Texas and Missouri.

      We miss you greatly already!

      Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S593] Jackson Post & Cash-Book, Jackson, Missouri (print edition), 23 July 1975, Charley Lincecum, Depression Memories, pg. 11.
      Gives names of two children, Joe and Juanita

    2. [S907] Lincecum, Charley and Georgia, Family Bible, Passed to Stephanie Lincecum (December 2016) from Michael Lincecum, grandson of Charley and Georgia Lincecum.

    3. [S382] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Image. Billy Joe Lincecum m. Betty Sue Campbell 12 April 1951 at Cape Girardeau County.

    4. [S650] Lincecum, B. J., Lincecum Genealogy, Featuring "The Lincecum Line" genealogy report dated January 1990.

    5. [S555] Lincecum, Michael, E-mail to Stephanie Lincecum, E-mail, 28 November 2014, death of Grandpa Lincecum.

    6. [S107] 1930 Missouri Federal Census.
      Cape Girardeau County. District 34: Welch Twp, pg 6B

    7. [S915] Marriage Record, Certificate of Marriage from the State of Missouri, 31 January 1923.
      Charles W. Lincecum m. Georgia Ellen Hector 31 January 1923 at Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri