Melvin L. “Mel” Cain

December 12, 1931 ‒ March 24, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Melvin L. “Mel” Cain, 86, of Galion passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 at Mill Creek Nursing Home in Galion.

He was born December 12, 1931 in Belmont County, Ohio and was the son of Thomas L. and Selma (Yaus) Cain. Mel is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances (Wilson) Cain whom he married on June 10, 1951.

Mel graduated from Belmont High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired after 24 years at the former North Electric/ ITT in Galion. Mel was a member of the Community Christian Church, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 303 all of Galion. Mel enjoyed reading, walking, gardening and all sports in general. He was an avid golfer and was proud of his hole in one on the 2nd hole at Valley View. Mel loved spending time with his family, especially at his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Micki Jones of Commerce, Georgia, Brian (Alice) Cain of Huron, Renita (Cal) Holt of Galion and Darcy (Rob) Flowers of Galion; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 with Dr. Daniel Turner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Mel Cain, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

 

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  • Mrs.Cain and family, I am so sorry to read about your loss. What a special man Mr. Cain was, a great neighbor to my parents. Always enjoyed our early morning talks at the YMCA when he was able to come in and walk. I am so glad I got to see him last week at Mill Creek. May he rest in peace with no more pain. Know that we are thinking of all of you.

  • Frances and family,
    Sad but also a blessing to walk by Mel’s room on Saturday only to see the door closed with his name removed. God knew how tired he was and called him home. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Take care,
    Ed & Carol Sickmiller

  • Mrs Cain and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mel was such a very nice man and I always enjoyed talking with him. Such wonderful neighbors for so many years. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Melvin was my 1st cousin. My mother and his father were brother and sister. We grew up together on Chestnut Level Ridge in Belmont County Ohio. I remember working with my Uncle Lloyd and Uncle Eddie and Melvin on the farms. My Uncle Lloyd had one of the first TV’s in the area and I remember on Saturday night we would all to go his house and watch TV. I was honored to go to Melvin and Francis’ 65th Wedding Anniversary. I have a picture of Melvin and me at that occasion that I will always cherish. Tomorrow I will start driving home from Florida and I probably will not be able to make Melvin’s service. However, Melvin and Francis will always have a place in my heart. My God be with Melvin and the Cain Family.

    Ralph and Pam Vaughn

  • Melvin was my 1st cousin. My mother and his father were brother and sister. We grew up together on Chestnut Level Ridge in Belmont County Ohio. I remember working with my Uncle Lloyd and Uncle Eddie and Melvin on the farms. My Uncle Lloyd had one of the first TV’s in the area and I remember on Saturday night we would all to go his house and watch TV. I was honored to go to Melvin and Francis’ 65th Wedding Anniversary. I have a picture of Melvin and me at that occasion that I will always cherish. Tomorrow I will start driving home from Florida and I probably will not be able to make Melvin’s service. However, Melvin and Francis will always have a place in my heart. My God be with Melvin and the Cain Family.

    Ralph and Pam Vaughn

  • Sending our thoughts and prayers to your families. Mel will always be remembered and missed by many. May you always have and hold your wonderful family memories.
    Lisa and Tony

  • Sending our thoughts and prayers to your families. Mel will always be remembered and missed by many. May you always have and hold your wonderful family memories.
    Blessings
    Lisa and Tony

  • To the Cain Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Mel.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Renita, Darcy and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Such a sweet person, He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.

  • God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Mel for your service in The United States Army,serving in The”Never Forgotten” Korean War. Member American Legion #243, Moose Lodge # 303..Also That Hole-In ONE… Inurnment with Full Military Honors.
    ………. Semper FI… Soldier.

  • Renita and family,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

  • Frances, I am so very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Sending up prayers for all of you.

  • Deepest sympathy to Frances and family. Death leaves us with heartaches no one can heal. Love leaves us with memories nothing can steal.

  • My condolences to your family and dear friends. He gave so much to others and they will missed him. Draw comfort from our heavenly farther. He can help you endure all things. 2 Corinthians 1 ; 4

  • Renita,
    Condolences to you and your family. Sending hugs to you and I will keep you in my thought and prayers.
    Lisa Mellott