We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Emmanuel Funeral Home-Trail Creek Location
Mr. Paul Earl Cain Sr., departed this life on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Franciscan Health of Michigan City.
Funeral services will be 10:00am, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at New Covenant Outreach Ministries 419 Grant Avenue, Michigan City with Pastor James Lane to give the eulogy. Viewing will be 9:00am, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at New Covenant Outreach Ministries. Burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Paul Earl Cain, Sr. was born October 21, 1948, in the small town of West, Mississippi to Albert Lee “AL” Clark and Dorothy Cain Lewis. He was the youngest of the Three Amigos - three first cousins raised together as brothers by their grandparents, the late Lemon and Sarah Cain.
Paul attended school in West until his senior year in high school, when he moved to Michigan City, IN and graduated from Elston High School. In 1969, Paul enlisted in the United States Army and served until he was honorably discharged in 1971. While serving, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Marksman (Rifle) Medal.
In 1985, Paul moved to Georgia, where he successfully completed a program in Air Conditioning Technology from Chattahoochee Technical Institute in 1992. He was employed by Mayo Chemical Company, in maintenance.
Paul relocated back to Michigan City in 2013 to be closer to his mother, Dorothy Lewis. They spent many evenings watching sports or westerns; and then, he always found time to play on his keyboard and work in his garden. He was a real “Johnny Appleseed” dropping seeds anywhere in the backyard and watching them grow into tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, beans, watermelons, peaches, grapes and anything else he could get his hands on.
He leaves to cherish his memories: children: Paul Earl (Taquisha) Cain, Jr, LaSean Johnson, Ara Johnson, Michael Johnson, Loris Johnson; Mother: Dorothy Lewis; Special friend and significant other: Shirley Johnson; Brother: Byron Lewis; Special Cousin, but raised as brother: Sheldon Cain; Sister-in-law: Iva Cain; Special cousin: Elder John (Gerry) Jones; Grandchildren: Infinity, Decamry, Kyiriona, Damien, Jabriel and Deborah, Laniyah Johnson, Kyson Davis, Jayva Davis, Micole O’dell, Sydney Washington, Chase Washington, Ariel Johnson, Ara Johnson Jr., Amari Johnson, Aamir Johnson, Miah Johnson, Micheal Johnson Jr., Malachai Johnson, Legend Johnson; great grandchildren, JaNova and JaMicheal; Nieces and Nephews: Stacy Coleman, Jermaine Cain, Demont (Erica) Cain, Jerome (Alicia) Cain, Gregory Lewis, Carmen Lewis, Geirdon and Jorey; Aunts: Melvina Hayes, Reola Riley, Etta Cain, Dorothy Mae Cain; Uncles: Deacon John (Emma) Cain, Lee Earl (Ollie) Cain; close friends: Kevin Gooch, Albert Wiley, Robert Henderson; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by Grandparents: Walter Lemon and Sarah Tidwell Cain, Albert Lee Clark, Sr., Cora Primer; Father: Albert Lee Clark, Jr.; Maternal Uncles: Willie Cain, Rufus Cain, Deacon Willie A. Cain, Deacon Walter Cain; Paternal Uncles: Reese Clark, Gilbert Clark; Maternal Aunts: Wilhelmina White, Crystal Royster; Paternal Aunts: Mildred Clark, Vertella Smith; Brother, Jerome Cain; Special Cousin, but raised as brother: James (Josephine) Heffner; Close Friend: Frederick Raymond Pattin.
Paul will be missed, but not forgotten.