Cain, Leonard

Leonard Ray Cain

August 10, 1922 - January 7, 2018

Leonard Ray Cain of Plano, Texas passed away on January 7, 2018. He was born on August 10, 1922 to Lee Roy and Lee Bertie (Hightower) Cain in Bristow Creek, Oklahoma. Leonard proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corp. After his military service, he moved to Lefors, Texas where he met and married Lena Sybil Hatfield on October 30, 1947.  Leonard was very active in youth activities through his membership in the Optimist Club and by coaching various Pee Wee and Little League sports.   He also served several terms as Mayor and City Councilman.  Leonard and Lena moved to Borger, Texas in 1995 where he was a member of the Borger American Legion and the Borger VFW.

Leonard was one of 13 siblings born in Harmon County, Oklahoma. He is survived by his children, Sandra Tarbet and husband, Valta of Plano, Texas, Susan Lowder and husband, Fred of Amarillo, Texas, Daryl Lee Cain and wife, Rhonda of Lantana, Texas; grandchildren, Donald Lowder, David Lowder and wife, Ami, D’Ann Craddock and husband, Zach, Amy Tarbet, Daniel Tarbet, Dustin Cain, Danielle Cain-Boykin and husband, Landon; great-grandchildren, Seth Hanifin, Hannah Lowder, Kaitlyn Craddock, Kynley Craddock, Ryan Craddock, Taylor Lowder and Brayden Lowder. 

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Lee Bertie Cain; 12 siblings and his wife of 63 years, Lena Sybil Cain. 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas with Pastor Mike Watson of Pampa, Texas officiating the service.   Interment with Military Honors will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lefors Booster Club via the Lefors School or Lefors Little Dribblers club via the Lefors Credit Union. 

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Sam wilcox, January 13, 2018 Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. A wonderful video of your father's legacy of service and family. Christine Bufano, January 12, 2018 We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. I enjoyed your video. You have a lovely family. Love to all. Paula & Scott. Paula Knauss Brower, January 12, 2018 Prayers of comfort sent to all the family. Thank you to "Coach" for all the hours you spent with the youth of Lefors. Wayne and Sherrill, January 10, 2018 I had the honor to serve as a caregiver for Leonard & Lena before her passing. He aptly named me fat nurse which is a nickname I will always cherish. Leonard was a loving husband, father & grandfather. He loved his family very very much. He told interesting stories about his time in WWII and was proud of his service. He cared about young kids getting to play sports and had a true passion for coaching them to success. Leonard was a joker in the deck of life and will be missed by us one and all. Cheri & Robert McCabe, January 9, 2018 Great Uncle You will be greatly missed by family, friends and your community. I am happy I got to meet you and hear amazing stories from the many lives you have touched. Amanda Mick, January 9, 2018 Leonard will be greatly missed. He loved to tell stories and I enjoyed hearing many of them. Debra Kent, January 9, 2018