October 7, 1946 - May 14, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Richard Leon Bain, Sr., 64, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in his home after a long battle with cancer. Richard was born October 7, 1946 in Springfield, MO to William and Helen Bain. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1977. He moved to Oklahoma in 1963 and graduated from Moore High School in 1964. He worked at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He also worked at Health South in Oklahoma City and the past 25 years at the Presbyterian/OU Medical Center as Maintenance Engineer and as a supervisor the last three years. He worked at the Oklahoma Allergy Clinic part time and continued working part time for them after retiring in 2009 until leaving for health reasons. After retiring, he also partnered with his friend, Rick Forehand, in a smoked meat business, SmOkies Catering and Custom Smoked meats. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being with his family, friends and church family. Richard was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Norman, OK. He loved the Lord, and his faith never faltered during his long illness with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Georgia Lea Bain, of the home; brothers: Larry G. Bain of Virginia Beach, VA; Millard F. Bain and wife Barbara of Harrah, OK; Steven P. Bain and wife Kathy of Moore, OK; Ross A. Bain and wife Donna of Oklahoma City, OK; and William (Bill) H. Bain; sisters: Susan Bain Kedy of Oklahoma City, OK; and Cheryl Bain Johnson and husband Pat of Oklahoma City, OK; children: Helen LeMay of McLeod, OK; Angela Anders of Oklahoma City, OK; Richard L. Bain, Jr. of Greenwood, AR; Shawn Acker of Norman, OK; Jennifer Burrell of Moore, OK; and Troy Acker of Moore, OK; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Baby LeMay on the way; and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wynona Bain Berry; brothers, Jerry M. Bain and Russell J. Bain; and one grandchild, Tristain Burrell. He was a loving husband, father, Papa and friend. He will be missed and forever in our hearts. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Norman, with interment following at Resthaven Memory Gardens. To share condolences, please visit www.ResthavenOKC.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on May 17, 2011