James “Jim” Roy Sain, 96, of McMinnville (Bethany community) died Sunday, Feb. 28 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Warren County, was a retired cattle farmer, and a member of the Church of Christ at Mt. Leo where he formerly served as an elder. Mr. Sain was preceded in death by his parents Morris and Jessie Mansfield Sain, his wife of 69 years Eva Mae Sain, son James Blanton Sain, sisters Lillian Cunningham, Janie Gonce, Margaret Womack, and Anna Mae Southard, and brothers Robert, Harold, and Fred Sain.
Survivors include his children, Violet Sain Cantrell-Mullins and husband, Charles, Vaughn Sain and (Carla Kirby), Ann Sain Vandagriff and husband, Ronnie, and Steve Sain and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Debbie Warren and husband, Martin Johnson, Sherry (Justin) Britton, Donna (Stan) Hofferbert, Beth Sain, J.T. Sain, April (Jamie) Higgins, Caleb (Emily) Vandagriff, Sara Vandagriff, Jared (Amanda) Sain, David Sain, Lori Anne (Randy) Hitchcock, and Katie Sain; 17 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ruby Brewer. Many nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Charles Mullins and Lane Dix officiated. Interment followed at Bethany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Mt. Leo Church of Christ, 206 Mt. Leo Street, McMinnville, TN 37110. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.