Brian McCain – 1968-2007

I know I haven’t been doing great with updates lately, but my wife and I had our first child in early October, and it’s been a little nuts around here. Anyway, I just received an email from the Neuleibs with this attachment:

OBITUARY

Brian Alexander McCain entered into eternal rest on Tuesday December 25, 2007 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. His loving wife was by his side.

Brian was born May 1, 1968 at the U.S. Army Hospital, Ft. Campbell, Ky. He was the first born of Gary and Myrtle McCain. He attended Primary School in Todd County Ky., Montgomery County TN, and Ft. Campbell, Ky. He was a graduate of Northeast High School and Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN where he was a mass communication major. For a short period of time, he worked as a photographer for TV 43 News in Hopkinsville, Ky.-then advanced to WTHI Television Station in Terre Haute, Indiana where be became a weekend producer.

Brian decided to pursue a degree in Elementary Education and attended Lakeland College in Matoon, Illinois and Eastern University in Charleston ,Illinois. He was employed at Washington Elementary School in Robinson, Illinois and thoroughly enjoyed working with children.

Brian was quite musically inclined and in 1985-1989, marched with a Drum and Bugle Corps, traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. He marched in the Fiesta Bowl and was chosen an all-star member. Brian also taught Drum and Bugle Corps sessions as well as local high school bands in both Tennessee and Illinois-most recently with the Robinson High School Band in Robinson, Illinois.

Brian was an avid youth bowler, having won numerous local and state titles. He also enjoyed playing golf in his leisure time.

He was a member of the Methodist faith and spent his early years in Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church, Guthrie, Ky.

Brian was preceeded in death by his loving father, Gary McCain, Jr. He is survived by his wife Candy of Wheeler, Illinois, his mother Myrtle McCain of Clarksville, TN, Brother Daryl McCain of San Antonio, Texas,

Sister Janet McCain Fowler of Charlotte, N.C., devoted aunt Mary Long of Atlanta, Ga., three step-children, Hollie and Barney Bloemer and Julie Golden of Shumway, Illinois. Brian also leaves to cherish his memory several aunts and a host of other family members and friends.

We all loved Brian dearly but God saw a need to call him home. Although he left us way too soon, we humbly give thanks to the Almighty God for his life among us and the gentle nature that endeared him to all the lives he touched. How “Special” he must be – to be called home on the Day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Please keep the McCain family in your thoughts and prayers during this holiday season.

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