Curtis Webb Caine M.D. Sr.
1921 - 2019
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Curtis Webb Caine, Sr, M.D.

Jackson - Curtis Webb Caine, Sr, M.D., 97 years young, of Jackson, MS, stepped peacefully into Eternity, face to face with Jesus, his Savior and Lord, on Tuesday January 1, 2019, in Chattanooga, TN, after ringing in the New Year with black-eyed peas!

Dr. Caine was born in New Orleans on October 13, 1921, son of the late Ansel and Pearl Caine. He met the love of his life, Evelyn Lucille Johnson in New Orleans at the tender age of 17. The stories of their whirlwind romance are legendary, and they married "on the sly" in 1940; together for 69 years.

He graduated from Tulane University and Tulane Medical School. He was honored to serve in the Navy during WWII in New York and Virginia. After the war, he started his practice in Jackson, MS, as the first anesthesiologist in Mississippi, where he practiced for 60 years. He was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Church Jackson until he moved to Chattanooga to be with his daughter, Carol, in 2012. He became a spirited congregant of Redbank Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he continued to encourage the body of Christ.

Dr. Caine is known for his faith and devotion to his Lord Jesus Christ, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passion in all things medical, love for America and the Constitution, love of flying, and his adventurous life. He led and served in numerous professional and patriotic organizations. He will be remembered for his dry humor, his embellished stories, his heartfelt counsel, his love for any debate, and singing hymns with tears or little "ditties" with a twinkle in his eye.

Dr. Caine is preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Johnson Caine; his five siblings; his children, Gertie Pearl Caine, Curtis Caine, Jr, and Gary Caine; and his grandchild Curtis Caine, III.

He is survived by his children, Edsel (Joan) Caine and Carol Caine Guess; grandchildren, Michael Caine, David Caine, Jason Caine, Brandon Caine, Jordon Caine, Hannah Campbell, Becca Susong, and Debra Klein; and 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation: Friday, January 4, 5-7 pm, Wright & Ferguson, Flowood, MS.

Service: Saturday, January 5, 11 am, First Baptist Church Jackson, Sanctuary, with visitation 10 to 11.

Graveside: Lakewood Memorial Cemetery, Jackson, MS following the service.

And in Chattanooga: Memorial/Celebration: Saturday, January 12, 10 am, Redbank Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute a memorial to First Baptist Church Jackson or Redbank Baptist Church, Chattanooga.

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Published in Clarion Ledger from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2019.
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January 7, 2019
I missed my friend Sunday at church . I am glad the Sunday before I got to wish him happy new year ! I know he is happy now. He is with his Lord and Savior and his beloved Lynn. My deepest sympathies to his family. You are in my prayers . Beverly Sweeney
Beverly Sweeney
January 5, 2019
A true pioneer in Anesthesia will be sorely missed . He accomplished so much and made everyone he met a better person.So sorry I didn't get to spend more time with him.Dave Vickers fellow Anesthesiologist
January 4, 2019
Edsel, I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know my prayers are with you and your family,
Kathy Butts
January 4, 2019
Dearly loved Curtis and Lynn. This obituary is so reflective of his time on earth. For a number of years, Curtis and Lynn joined us for Thanksgiving dinner at our house. What a joy it was! This is an over used expression but none-the-less true: When God created Curtis Caine He broke the mold and retired the number. There will never be another like him.
Bill Clark
January 4, 2019
Dr. Curtis Caine .. anesthesiologist for the first 3 "C" sections. #4 arrived 3 weeks early and everything was emergency ... Dr. Caine was THE BEST ... in every way. When I was on the table for #2, I kept "going away" (not anesthesia .. but going away) . Dr. Caine told Dr. Crouch, "That baby is sitting on the Vena Cava. You're going to have to open her (me) up while she's on her side." I don't know that Dr. Crouch had ever done that before or since. Yes ... loved Dr. Caine ... Because I had a "longer than usual" hospital stay, he came to see me twice with those first three. I loved to talk to him. He was a special man in every way. And he loved your mama.
Mary O'Gwynn
January 4, 2019
Please accept my condolences during your time of great sadness. May your cherished fond memories help you cope with the pain from day to day. Take note of the comforting words at 1Thessalonians 4:14, the beautiful hope of seeing your love one again.
January 4, 2019
May you find comfort from God
January 3, 2019
Dr. Caine was a great man. He made a real impact with his support of Little League baseball in Jackson in the 1950s. RiP Dr. Curtis Caine!!
January 3, 2019
On behalf of the members and Board of Directors for the Flying Physicians Association, we extend our condolences to the family of Dr. Caine, a long-time LIFE member of the FPA and a past-president. Dr. Caine and his wife were very active in FPA and spent many years flying to destinations with their physician-pilot friends and their families. He will be missed.
January 3, 2019
To the family: I thought of Curtis all day Tuesday, Jan. 1, and intended to call him. Now it is too late. He was one of my very best friends, one of the few who years ago really understood what we now call the "deep state." But more than that, he understood the meaning of living out what he often expressed in words: that the salvation of our society depends on the commitment of each individual to seek and live out the truth. He was not shy about sharing his beliefs in regard to political truths, nor was he reluctant to express that Jesus Christ is the foundation for them. My fear is that men like Curtis, strong men who speak publicly without fear or desire for favor may be passing.

Rest in peace, Curtis, we will miss you.
Jackie Pierce
Jacqueline Pierce
January 3, 2019
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