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Fred Wesley Sain Jr., 97
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Fred Wesley Sain Jr., 97, a McMinnville resident and Davidson County native, was born Dec. 7, 1919 and died May 16 in NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following an extended illness.
He was retired from the United States Post Office, a United States Navy veteran of World War II, member of Bybee Branch Church of Christ and longtime member of Central Church of Christ and son of the late Fred Wesley and Ruby Irene Stubblefield Sain. Mr. Sain was married Nov. 13, 1938 to Laura Kathryn Martin Sain, who preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2008. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brother Raymond Sain; and sisters Mary Bailey, Frances Prater and Mildred McGiboney. He was a multi-talented, gifted craftsman and a very special Papa Sain.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Linda Sain and John T. Mason III of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Norman Wesley and Barbara Gaw Sain of McMinnville; five grandchildren, Ashli Sain Komistek of Knoxville, Zac Sain and Hunter Sain both of McMinnville, Malissa Mason Starkey of North Port, Fla., and John Mason IV of Spicewood, Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and interment was held Thursday, May 18 at Mt. View Cemetery with Tony Lawrence officiating. Online condolences may be made at
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.