Edward Ray Cain, 72, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Gail Lewis Cain, of the home, three sons, Michael Ray Cain (Tammy) of Lumberton, James Edward Cain (Sheila) of Forest City, and Rodney Alexander Cain (Kellie) of Bladenboro, three sisters, Vangie Gaskills (Dee) of Raleigh, Velma Davis of Cary, and Faye Storms (Willard) of Bladenboro, two brothers, Rev. Buddy Cain of Bladenboro, and Gene Cain (Kathe) of Florida, three sisters-in-law, Laura Davis (Johnny) of Bladenboro, Sandy Williams (Miller) of Southport, and Marianne Lewis of Greensboro, three grandchildren, Brittany Simmons (Josh), Steven Cain, and Riley Cain and three great grandchildren, Hunter Simmons, Hayleigh Simmons and Ariel Cain. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, James Calvin “JC” Cain and Hazel Clyde Smith Cain, infant brother Murie Cain, brother Quince Cain, grandson Jeremy Cain, and two brothers-in-law Bonney and Chester Lewis.
Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He married the love of his life, Gail, and together they raised a beautiful family. He had a passion for working on heavy equipment and made his living as a diesel mechanic. Ed’s nickname was “Mule” because he was, at times, very stubborn however very generous, respectful, and honest. He enjoyed helping others, fishing, and traveling to the mountains. Ed will forever be remembered for his ability to make you laugh and his compassionate heart.
A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 2 pm at Sandy Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro with Rev. Charles Hester and Rev. Kevin Kinlaw officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.