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Robert Lloyd Cain

June 28, 1949 — July 17, 2023

Alcoa, TN

Robert Lloyd Cain

 

Robert (Bob) Loyd Cain, age 74 of Alcoa, TN, a proud veteran of the Army and Air Force, passed away July 17, 2023, of a heart attack. The son of Kathrine Cain, Bob was born and raised in Gardiner-Randolph, Maine on June 28, 1949, where he attended Gardiner Area High School. At the age of 18, Bob enlisted in the Army. Later in his career he transferred to the Air Force. He valued his service highly and proudly served 23 years. As part of his service, he served in the Vietnam War receiving a purple heart, before retiring. He was also an active member of VFW Post 5154. Bob is preceded in death by his mother, Kathrine Cain and Sister, Billie Cadwallader. He is survived by his wife, Karen Cain, son, Jeff Cain, stepdaughter, Amanda Spain (Steve Mealey), his grandchildren, Gavin Cain and Hunter & Shelby Spain, his niece, Carol Minoty, and nephews, Lee Hinkley and Corey Pare and several great nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for always being dedicated, caring and fun! Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 12:00 until 1:00 with a service honoring Bob’s life at 1:00 pm at Smith’s Trinity Chapel. Family and friends will assemble on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 10:00 am for a graveside service with military funeral honors at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to his local VFW. Donations can be mailed to VFW Post 5154, 2561 Hobbs Rd, Louisville, TN 37777 - Att: Relief Fund. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000, www.smithlifeandlegacy.com

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Visitation

Sunday, August 6, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, August 6, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920

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