Obituary for Melvin Cain

Ponca City Now - October 5, 2023 3:12 pm

Melvin Cain

March 16, 1954 – October 3, 2023

Melvin Gene Cain, 69, of Ponca City, OK, left this life on October 3, 2023. Viewing will be from 11 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2023, and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday, October 6, 2023, at Trout Funeral Home. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 6, 2023, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, with Pastor Francis Bartley, Jr. officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 9:45 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK, 74601

Melvin was born on March 16, 1954, in Pasadena, TX, to Norman and Gayle E. (Middleton) Cain. In early childhood, his family moved to Oklahoma. He attended elementary at McKinley School. Mel graduated from Ponca City High School in 1973. After high school, Mel worked at Miller Market and Smith Tool before joining Conoco in 1976. He worked in Oil Movements where he trained many co-workers during his 38 years there, before retiring in 2014.

He married Deborah (Wathor) Killingsworth on December 21, 1991. Mel is survived by: his wife, Debbie Cain, of the home; children, Keli Cain, Kyle Cain and his wife, Frances, Fred Killingsworth and his wife, Andrea, Andy Killingsworth, Brian Killingsworth and his wife, Ashley, and Sarah Danielson and her husband, James; grandchildren; Emma Killingsworth, John Killingsworth, Elijah Killingsworth, Gabriel Killingsworth, Emma Middleton; Lana Killingsworth, Jacksun Killingsworth, Kaleb Killingsworth, Kora Killingsworth, Toby Dunham, Kayson Cain, Romeo Mullon and Odysseus Cain; sisters, Beverly Bush and her husband, Lee, Donna Madderra and her husband, Steve, and Rita Morehead.

Mel was a long-time member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where he married his wife Debbie. Mel was a devoted and loving husband and father to Keli, Kyle, Fred, Andy, Brian and Sarah. Mel loved vacationing in Mexico and Hawaii enjoying the beach. Much of his life was spent hanging out at the lake and camping with family and friends. He was very proud of the junior baseball team that he coached for several year in his early 20’s. He instilled a strong work ethic in all his children. He coached the kids in baseball and soccer for several years. He was also involved in Boy Scouts and went on several campouts with the boys. He spent a lot of time with the kids fishing, building things, and working on cars. Mel loved working with his hands, whether it be painting a picture, building displays for church and school events, and wood working.

In his retirement, he was an avid collector of coins and cigar box guitars. He enjoyed watching history shows. Although his body failed him in his later years, his mind was sharp as a tack. We could always count on Mel to remember names and memories of the past. Mel was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be Jim Aldrich, Jim Epperson, Larry Close, Don Sprueill, Mark Mayer and Mike Angle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Cornish, J.D. Dotson, Richard Walden, Mac Morris, Randy Wood, Lee Bush, and Steve Madderra.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Ponca City Humane Society, 900 W Prospect Ave, Ponca City, OK, 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home