James Glen "Jimmy" Cain II

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    - Micah Cain
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James "Jimmy" Glen Cain II, 45, of Midland, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on March 7, 2013. Jimmy was born March 31, 1967, in Midland. He attended Midland schools and graduated in 1985 from H. H. Dow High School.

Jimmy served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Ga., from 1985-1988. After returning to Midland he became a volunteer fire fighter at both Larkin Township and Lincoln Township. He recently retired from the City of Midland. He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle. He really enjoyed joking and doing pranks with the kids, because he was a kid at heart himself.

Jimmy is survived by his sons, Bryon and Micah; and their mother, Tammy; parents, James and Susan Cain of Midland; brother, Jeff (Char) Cain; nieces, Shelby, Jayci and Sofia Cain; grandmother, Grace Hanson; aunts, Judy Burgoyne and Mary (Roy) Meadows; uncle, James (Shelia) Hanson; great-aunt, Irene Baisch; many cousins; and the Rivett, Smith, Willman and Wilson families. He will also be missed by very special friends, Jennifer (Reilly) Keskey, Jim Markey, Robb Clark and Larry Owens. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Bertha Cain and Dale Hanson; special aunt, Pat Japp; and cousin, Danny Hanson.

Jimmy's passion was the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his most loved enjoyment was mushroom hunting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. The Rev. Daniel Kempin of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate, with burial in Jerome Township Cemetery. Full military honors will be presented under the auspices of the Midland Area Veterans. Jimmy's family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider to Jimmy's family. Condolences and memorials to the family may be made through www.waresmithwoolever.com

Published in Midland Daily News from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2013
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