Celebration of Life
Gerald C. Cain
On Saturday January 21, 2023, Gerald C. Cain, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 84.
Gerald was born in January 1939 in Clark, Texas to Louis Forman Cain and Cassie Belle Fowler. He graduated with a BBA in Management from Baylor University in 1961. During his time at Baylor, he was involved in the Esquire Club.
On June 30, 1961, he married his High School classmate Delora Ann Keck. During their 61 years of marriage, they raised two children, Christie and Bryce.
Gerald was a Staff Sergeant in the Texas Army National Guard through 1968. During his professional career, he worked in the banking and insurance fields.
Outside of work, Gerald was an avid follower of collegiate sports, specifically Big 12 Football and both Men’s and Women’s Basketball. He was a longtime usher at First United Methodist Church of Richardson.
After retiring from full time work, he enjoyed spending time with family as well as many friends he made in the neighborhood, on the walking trail, at the fitness center, coffee shop, or local bars. He also spent many years volunteering to patrol the neighborhood. Gerald never met a stranger, was always positive, had a great outlook on life and could always make you laugh.
Gerald was preceded in death by his father, Louis; mother, Cassie; brothers Luther, Leonard, and Thomas; and son Bryce.
He is survived by his wife, Delora; sister Joann Biggs and husband Paul; daughter Christie Petrie and husband Jim; granddaughter, Kelsey Petrie Bratcher and husband Austin, grandson Trey Petrie; daughter-in-law Heidi Cain; several nieces and nephews and many extended family members.
Gerald’s Celebration of Life will be held at 3pm on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in Gerald’s name, to either the:
The family wishes that you spend quality time with your loved ones or even strike up a conversation with someone new, as Gerald was always making friends wherever he went.
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