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Robert Franklin McCain

July 3, 1948 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 72)

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Robert F. McCain of Rossville GA was taken from this world on April 15, 2021.
Robert was many things to many people: A husband, father, Papa, brother, uncle, Vietnam Veteran, mentor, author, inventor, cancer survivor, prankster and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and metal detecting. He especially enjoyed teaching new hunters the ins and outs of deer hunting-(or sneaking up on them when they fell asleep in the woods.)

Robert served his country in the US Army. He was deployed to Vietnam. During his free time, he volunteered to help build a children's hospital that had been bombed by the Viet Cong. That year for Christmas, he asked his family to send things for the Vietnamese children. His wish was granted by his community who sent hundreds of pounds of clothing, food and toys for the children.

After his time of service in the Army, Robert obtained his Degree from McKenzie College. He worked for over 30 years as an operator and then manager of the Chattanooga LNG Plant.

In 1981, Robert authored and published “Story Of The Stones.” In 1994, he was granted a patent from the US Patent office for his design of The All-Terrain Archery Sight.

Robert is preceded in death by his father J. B. McCain; mother, Nellie Crofts; brother, Joe McCain and sister,Dianne Patterson.

He is survived by Susan, his wife of 53 years, and four daughters. He referred to each as "Daddy’s baby!“ Angela (Blayne) Waltrip, Melitta (David) Pettyjohn, Francine (Bobby) Slatton, and Dorain (Kevin) McNabb. He leaves behind ten grandchildren that he affectionately called each one "Papa's Boy" or “Papa's Girl": Little David, Danielle, Joshua, Bethany, Kelsey, Jacob, Noelle, Justin, Noah and Brianna. He is survived by his siblings: Betty Bagget, Clifford (Pam) Crofts, and Edith R. (Susie) Crofts; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Robert never met a stranger. He loved to make people laugh. His smile was infectious and his generosity unmatched.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 11:00 am with Rev. Jackie Johns officiating in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Kidney Foundation or The Wounded Warrior Project.


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April 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
April 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

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