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Richard A Cain Sr.

Richard A. Cain Sr., age 73, of Pittsburg, Illinois,  passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

Richard was born September 25, 1948 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son of Harold and Zella (Borum) Cain.  Richard grew up in Crab Orchard and graduated Crab Orchard High School.  He joined the US Air Force then re-enlisted in the US Army, during the Vietnam War.  He served 10 years in the military, discharged in 1976.  He owned a cash register store, sales and service on the square in Marion, then worked as a coal miner, and later as salesman at Absher Motors.  His last job was as a self employed handyman.  Richard loved to hunt and fish in his spare time.  Richard was a member of Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and Life Member of VFW.   

He is survived by four children, Richard (Melissa) Cain Jr. of Pittsburg, IL, Harold Cain (Fiance' Shelia) of Marion, IL, Melinda Cain (Fiance' Fred) of Marion, IL, and Venus (Eddy) Hawn of Quad Cities, IA; five grandchildren, Mikayla Cain, Madison Cain, Austin Frey, Mataya Romo, and Grace Frey; significant other Lana Reach of Murphysboro, IL; and three siblings, Ronald (Sharron) Cain of Eminence, MO, Nancy (Jimmy) Smiley of Marion, and Tom (Becky) Cain of Pittsburg, IL.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Zella Cain and three siblings, Valley Jo Cain, Mardella Cain, and Donna Dunbar.

Visitation will be Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Mitchell-Hughes  funeral home in Marion, Illinois.  Masonic Rites will be conducted at 6:30 PM Friday by Makanda Masonic Lodge #464.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:30 PM at Coal Bank Spring Cemetery.  Burial will follow at Coal Bank Springs Cemetery in Marion with full military honors.  

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Sheri Bonds

Sheri Bonds Jun 3 2022 10:43 PM

Sheri Bonds

Sheri Bonds Jun 3 2022 10:43 PM

My mom (Lana) is quite wonderful.... but tech savvy... Not so much..... Let me clear up what she was trying to say.....
On a cruise one year, Richard convinced a band to let him on stage to sing with them.... Only problem is..... He wasn't as great of a singer as he thought he was! We all were cracking up.... But it turned out ok..... They didn't have his microphone on.... Fun times and just one of many great memories!!

Sheri Bonds Jun 3 2022 10:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Cain Sr.

Melinda Cain Jun 3 2022 9:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Cain Sr.

Lana Reach Jun 2 2022 9:55 AM

I met Richard a few years ago and we bonded immediately. He was super kind, funny, and welcoming. He sure had a zest for life and was a great storyteller. I will remember him fondly.

Jennifer Noffze Jun 2 2022 9:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Cain Sr.

Lisa Jones Spencer Jun 2 2022 8:23 AM

On a cruise in the entertainment Lounge Richardson forms us he's singing with a group on stage who was real entertainers we all knew Richard Tennessee and they had heard him so why we was down front in the lounge and ran and hid in the middle saying we can't believe this they proceeded to call themselves poor chocolate drops and vanilla drip his grandson nieces and nephews were laughing like crazy turned out it wasn't too bad we heard him but not too loud this example of how easily he could make friends and have fun with them

Lana reach Jun 2 2022 12:46 AM

We all truly loved Richard and he will be dearly missed. Fortunately we have many many great memories, from cruises, trips to Florida, Edina, the Smoky Mountains, and many more. Holidays, birthdays .... I always Loved when he fired up the grill! He could and would fix anything. He was always willing to help out whenever and wherever needed. He practically ran everywhere he went... I could never keep up with him ..... Then a quick power nap and he was good to go again. But he wasn't quite perfect.... he thought he could karaoke .... But I beg to differ! He was always up for a fun time and a good laugh! I already miss those good times.... Sheri Bonds

Sheri Bonds Jun 1 2022 10:09 PM

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Sheri Bonds Jun 1 2022 9:48 PM

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