Johnny Wilson "J.W." McCain, age 91, of Statham, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. During his life, he worked as a security guard for Wilkins Industries. Johnny was a member of the Winder VFW and he served in the United States Navy during WWII in England. He was a cattle farmer, and, most importantly, a loving and devoted husband, father, and all around family man. Johnny was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vera Simonton McCain; a son, Johnny Wilson McCain, Jr.; two brothers, and a sister. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary McCain of Statham; his son, Larry (Joan) McCain of Statham; his daughter, Vicky (Glen) Welden of Nicholson, GA; a sister, Louise (Harold) Hardigree of Winder, GA; grandchildren Kelli and Ricky Cash, Kerri Shaw, Lari and Ben Johnson, Keyton Welden, and Robin Welden; and three great-grandchildren, Caleb Shaw, Hannah Richter, and Ada Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, Winder. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Healen and Pastor Billy Driskell officiating. The burial will follow the service at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on June 30, 2013