AMerican Veteran 11

Ralph "Junior" Cain, Jr.

March 13, 1931 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 89)


Ralph "Junior" Cain Jr., age 89, resident of Shelby, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in his home. 

Born March 13, 1931 in Shelby to Ralph and Lausie (Jacobs) Cain Sr., he had been a lifelong Shelby resident. A Veteran of the United States Navy, he had taken pride in taking care of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery for numerous years.  Junior was an avid Shelby Whippet sports fan, especially the wrestling team, who he was proud to say he lived long enough to witness them win a NOL championship title in 2007. He loved listening to Johnny Cash and watching Grit TV. Above all, Junior loved to spend time with his kids and grandkids, and enjoyed buying them pizza and ice cream.

He is survived by his children Crystal, Andrea, Tammy, Art (Carin), Tiffany (William); a crap ton of grandkids, a lot of great-grandkids, a few great-great grandkids and his dog Jesse.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beautiful and loving wife of 36 years, Rose (Chavez) Cain, daughter Candy, favorite granddaughter Natasha and his loyal K9 companion Nina.

In the words of Ralph, "Some have gone before, some will go after, the rest we'll leave to mystery..."

Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, where Father Chris Mileski will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory to help offset funeral costs.

It is requested that those visiting, please be brief, practice appropriate social distancing and wear a mask. Those who have been experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness, please feel free to pay respects via mail or online condolence.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph "Junior" Cain, Jr., please visit our floral store.


November 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N. Gamble Street
Shelby, OH 44875

Graveside Service
November 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery
116 1/2 S. Gamble St.
Shelby, OH 44875

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