Roger Cain

Roger Earl Cain, age 72, of Marlinton, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke, Virginia, from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Renick.

Born November 26, 1944, at Stony Bottom, he was a son of the late Earl J. and Edith M. Cain.

Roger attended Cass Grade School and was a graduate of Green Bank High School. He joined the United States Army and served two tours in Viet Nam. While in the Army, Roger received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Service Star.

After his discharge Roger worked for Hercules Incorporated in Covington, Virginia, for several years until it closed. He then worked as a dispatcher for Pocahontas County 911 Center from January 22, 1981 until his retirement November 30, 2002. In his retirement, he worked for the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens delivering Meals-On-Wheels. He also worked for many years during the summer season at Cass Scenic Railroad as an interpreter – sharing the history of Cass.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma S. Cain.

He is survived by two children, Roger L. Ray, of Morgantown, and Shannon Matheny, of Green Bank; four grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Queen, of Stony Bottom; and a brother, David J. Cain, of Cass.

Family will receive friends Friday, January 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye. Funeral service is Saturday, January 14, 1 p.m. at Lantz Funeral Home with Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Stony Bottom Cemetery with Military Rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pocahontas County Senior Center, c/o Meals-On-Wheels, 20626 Seneca Trail, Marlinton, WV 24954.

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