Dateline: July 29, 2004


Graveside services for Earl Stina Cain, age 93, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in the Claude Cemetery in Claude with Larry Hicks of Clarendon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Cain was born March 21, 1911, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Richard Dick Cain and Bessie Myrtle Keck Cain. He married Kathryn Adele Eckert on December 23, 1937, at Amarillo. He taught school and coached at Monahans and Wheeler. In 1955, he moved to Clarendon where he was the principal at Clarendon Elementary and Junior High Schools until retiring in 1976. He moved to Amarillo in 1999 but had fond memories of his life in Clarendon and always considered it his home. He was a member of the Southwest Football and Basketball Officials Assn. He traveled throughout the country refereeing high school and college games. During his career, he was twice chosen to referee Sun Bowl games in El Paso. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His picture was often seen in local newspapers with some impressive large mouth bass he had caught. He was a member of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge #28 in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his wife on July 14, 1997; a daughter, Carol Mills, in 1998; and by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Cain and wife Diane of Freehold, NJ; one sister, Georgia “Toots” Worick of Fresno, California; two brothers, Dick Cain of Fresno, CA, and Nelson Cain of Selma, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial be to BSA Hospice/Olivia’s Angels, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX, 79105.

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