Mr. James O. "Jim" Cain, 79 of Lake City FL, died Sunday , October 06, 2013 at Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) of Lake City. A native of Bessemer, AL, Mr. Cain was the son of the late James and Mildred Crawford Cain. He and his wife lived in Melbourne FL for many years prior to moving to Lake City in 2005. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Alabama with honors with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his career, he was an Engineer/Manager for RCA and retired as a division Vice President with General Electric. Mr . Cain was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lake City and a volunteer at the Christian Service Center in Lake City.
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Mr. Cain is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Patricia Hollowell Cain of Lake City; daughters , Denise Pedersen (Paul), Elizabeth "Libby" Vosch (Mike), all of Melbourne, FL and Jamie Bierbower (Bill) of Alpharetta, GA; Brother, Gerald M. Cain (Hilda) of Birmingham, AL; sister Marilyn Roberts of Gulf Shores, AL.
Mr. Cain was a man of utmost integrity, lived his life with honor, and cherished his family. He left a legacy as a true Southern Gentleman for his grandsons: Marcus O'Dell, Nathan Pedersen, Brian Pedersen, Wiliam Bierbower, Kevin Bierbower, and Jacob Bierbower.
Visitation with the family will be held at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Internment services will be held in Rockledge, FL at the Florida Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, October 11,2013. Visitation for this date/location will be from 1:00-3:00 pm with private/family graveside service following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund-973 Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025; Samaritan's Purse -P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or the Lake City Christian Service Center-P.O. Box 2285, Lake City, FL 32056.
Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City, FL (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Oct. 8, 2013