Obituary: Charles Corbin Cain

(Chuck) Charles Corbin Cain, 56, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Newton Medical Center.

Chuck was born on December 26, 1961, in Goodland. His parents were Fred Arthur Cain, stepmom Gloria (Erickson) Cain and mom Josephine (Hayden) Cain.

Chuck was a machinist for AVCON Industries in Newton for 25 years. He loved working with numbers. Chuck could solve machine issues and numbers calculations in his head; we never saw the man use a calculator. Working with numbers were second nature for Chuck.

He married Lee Ann Green from Conroe, Texas, on Sept. 22, 2000, in Newton. They were married for 17 years prior to his death.

Chuck loved sitting on the front porch listening to music, waving to friends and family as they drove by, and most of all, he loved sitting outdoors visiting with family and friends. Every time friends and family drove by, they’d see Chuck sitting on the front porch waving, which granted him the nickname “porch monkey” from all his friends and family waving as they drove by. “Papa” was his favorite nickname given to him by Levi who was like a son to him. His grandbabies were his greatest joy. He loved listening to Toby Keith and Tracey Lawrence but still loved listening to old rock’n’roll music. When his kids were young, Chuck enjoyed making memories fishing and camping. Chuck’s favorite color was red because he supported his favorite sports team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Chuck never missed a storm; he enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching the storms roll in. In his younger days, Chuck loved working on cars. His pride and joys were his Nova and Big Blue his 1960s Chevy pickup. Chuck was an animal lover; his dog Bud lived many happy years sitting beside “Porch Monkey” on the front porch and following him everywhere he went. There is no better place to be than with family. Chuck loved his family barbeques. Getting all the boys and their families together for some good ol’ BBQ and storytelling made Chuck’s heart full and happy.

He is survived his wife, Lee Ann Cain; sons: Ty and wife Jessi Cain, and Shane and wife Jessica Cain; stepson Tony Hunter and stepdaughter Nikki Coan; brothers Brad, Tony, Fred and wife Marla, Roger and wife Barbara Cain; sister Lisa and husband Steve Osburn; and four grandchildren, Levi, Tyson, Aivery and baby to be Eisley.

He was preceded in death by his Dad Fred Cain, Mom Josephine Cain and grandson Colby Charles Cain.

A public Gathering of Remembrance will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be there to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A private burial will at Greenwood Cemetery prior to the Gathering of Remembrance.

A memorial has been established for the Humane Society – Caring Hands of Newton, 1400 S.E. Third St., Newton, KS 67114.

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