David Russell Cain, 66, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed into Heaven Monday, July 5, 2021, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Born September 21, 1954, in Marlinton, he was a son of the late Edsel Lee and Clara Pauline Cain.
David was a retired welder. He was an exceptional athlete in his youth, and played football for West Virginia University (under Coach Bobby Bowden). His love of sports led him to coach youth Rec League Football for 30 years. He devoted his life to his family and work, and never hesitated to help a friend in need.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Lee Cain.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marla Dean Chestnut Cain; three sons, Corey Russell Cain and Brandon David Cain, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Devin Edward Cain, of El Paso, Texas; one grandson, whom he loved and adored, Aiden Benjamin Cain, of Roanoke, Virginia; nephew, Jared Lee Cain (Mary), of Jacksonville, Florida.
David chose to be cremated with no funeral service. His ashes will be spread in his beloved mountains of West Virginia.
The family would like to thank Simpson Funeral Home and all the family, friends and co-workers who visited, called and sent cards during his illness. It kept him going.
A special thanks to sister-in-law Becky Brooks for being a constant support; and Charles “Buck” Moore for setting up the reunion with the “A’s”. It was the best day David had during his illness.
Per David’s request, donations in his memory may be made to Duke Cancer Research Center or a cancer organization of your choice.
Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home.