Sgt. Major Loyd Jackson Cain, US Army, Ret., 85, of Clinton, SC, husband of Katheryn Weems Cain, died Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital. He was born in Rockingham, NC to the late Woodrow and Annie Kanipe Cain.
Sgt. Major Cain retired from the US Army having served in Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Medal with 1 Silver Service Star and 3 Bronze Service Stars along with many other honors. He was a Senior Master Parachutist having completed over 1000 jumps. His last duty assignment was as professor of military science at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Sgt. Major Cain spent many happy times camping with his family at Calhoun Falls State Park. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Northside Baptist Church of Calhoun Falls, SC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Loyd Timothy Cain and Michael Cain; and son-in-law, Tony Fowler.
Sgt. Major Cain is survived by four sons, Darrell Cain (Phyllis) of Rock Hill, SC, Leonard L. Cain of Wilmington, NC, Jeffery Cain (Pam) of Laurens, SC, and Jack Cain (Ellen) of Huntsville, AL; two daughters, Carol Cain of Sharon, SC and Terry Fowler of Calera, AL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Marlene Cain of Graniteville, SC
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions, in memory of Sgt. Major Cain, be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, 6437 Garners Ferry Road, Suite 1129, Columbia, SC 29202.
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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Cain family.