David John Cain

Born in Atlanta, GA on March 29, 1962

Departed on January 5, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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David John Cain, age 56 of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. David was born March 29, 1962 in Atlanta, GA, son of the late Calvin E. and Carolyn (Mask) Cain, Sr. Surviving are his loving wife of over 23 years, Elizabeth (Morgan) Cain; his 2 sons, Dakota and Logan Cain; his brother, Calvin (Misti) Cain, Jr. and his sister, Lisa Cain (Mark) Striplin in addition to many nieces and nephews.

David played college football for Liberty University and was an avid sports fan with a particular love for the Braves, Falcons, NASCAR and the Atlanta United Soccer Team. A few other things David enjoyed were traveling with his family, monitoring the weather, and spending time with his friends. David had a variety of jobs which included being an on-premise beer manager, owning his own construction company, and driving a school bus for Robertson County Board of Education. David had a passion for meeting new people and building bonds with them. He loved his family and always made his son’s events, sports and hobbies his top priority.

A celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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22 Comments to David John Cain

  1. Calvin E. Cain Jr
    January 8, 2019 10:20 am

    My heart is very heavy right now. I have lost my brother who I have love since the day he was born. We were very close and shared many things. What I will miss most is the college football communication and aggravation discussions we had on who had the best team. He was very passionate when it came to sports. As I still grieve today and in the days and months ahead I think of how much he loved Dakota and Logan. He always shared his love of them to me and always wanted the best for them. I hope I can offer some sort of emotional support for them in the future. My sister Lisa and myself have lost a kind, caring, and lovable sibling who entertained us in various ways. He will be truly missed by many people, friends and family in Tennessee and Georgia. Will love you always Dave, Cal

  2. Jessixa Woodall (jessie)
    January 8, 2019 11:16 am

    My heart is broken. Uncle Dave was one of my favorite people and I enjoyed the special bond we shared. I’m and the rest of our family are devastated. Dave was more than an uncle he was a friend. I feel that a piece of my heart has been taken away. When it comes time for college football season I will look at my phone hoping you will text me and tease me about my love for the Dawgs, I will miss the conversations about our Ancestry and the stories about our family, and I’ll miss your visits and life conversations. I’ll miss your visits and I’ll miss being able to come visit you. I’ll always think about the weekI spent with you and the family in Memphis. You took me shopping, sight seeing in St Louis, and six flags where I rode the Screaming Eagle with Logan like six times. That was just one memory there are so many more and all I can do is remember those times. Those memories make me smile and I’ll forever hold on to them.

    Uncle Dave was one of the biggest sports fans I knew and he loved his sons Dakota and Logan with all of his heart. Aunt Beth, Dakota, and Logan I’m so sorry and we are always here if you need anything.

    I love you Uncle Dave and will miss you tremendously.

    Love,
    Jessica Woodall (Jessie)

  3. Lisa Striplin
    January 8, 2019 12:33 pm

    David and I were close in age, and we fought often growing up. But as we got older, he became more than my other brother – he became my friend. We are devastated. I miss his daily calls and texts on the weather, I love snow so he made sure I got to see it when it fell in Nashville. We are broken. Dakota and Logan are fine young men, and I know how much he loved them boys. Until I see you again David…

    Lisa

  4. Gabriel Fugate (Student at GHS)
    January 8, 2019 5:55 pm

    To all the faimly and freinds who knew Mr.David ,I have sorrow and empathy for your loss of a wonderful man. Mr.David was my bus driver on 61-11 ,he and all the kids who rode the bus will miss him,how much of a kind and sweet man he was ,and how he always wanted to make sure the best of are safety was. I never knew a day he wasn’t smiling and talking about his sports team.

  5. Brent & Laura Melton
    January 8, 2019 8:07 pm

    Beth, Logan, Dakota and family,
    Hearing the news of David’s passing made our hearts heavy for you. Although we are separated by 200 miles, we have always kept in touch and love you all so much! We will always remember the fun times when Logan and Braedon played baseball together. We had so many fun times and laughed so much on those trips. David loved to watch Logan play and to help all his teammates. May God give you strength and keep His loving arms around you . Love and Sympathy, the Meltons

  6. The Carter Family
    January 9, 2019 1:19 am

    To Mr. David’s family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Mr. David was the best bus driver ever according to our three boys (Barret, Will, and Levi) . He loved his job and every kid he transported. We would often see him at sporting events. He was so friendly and caring. Our boys will greatly miss him and we will miss his smile and “good mornings” as the kids get on the bus. May God comfort your family during this time of loss.

  7. Holly Carter (Watauga bus riders)
    January 9, 2019 1:22 am

    To Mr. David’s family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Mr. David was the best bus driver ever according to our three boys (Barret, Will, and Levi) . He loved his job and every kid he transported. We would often see him at sporting events. He was so friendly and caring. Our boys will greatly miss him and we will miss his smile and “good mornings” as the kids get on the bus. May God comfort your family during this time of loss.

  8. Natalie
    January 9, 2019 12:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your mourning hearts. I pray that you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-5. This scripture paints a picture of a world that is very different from what we see today. A world with no more sickness, pain or death…and it is not a dream, it is a promise from God. He promises to reverse the effects of death and resurrect your precious David. You will never have to say a painful goodbye ever again! 
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  9. Danny, Lynne & Zack Critcher
    January 9, 2019 2:53 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you!

  10. Ben and Zhahn Chandler
    January 9, 2019 3:51 pm

    To the Cain family, Ben and I are so sorry for your loss. David was an amazing guy and good friend. We remember lots of good times with the Cain family. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Cain’s.

  11. Megan short
    January 9, 2019 3:56 pm

    I rode the bus he drove and he was sweet guy and cared about the kids that rode his bus. He always made the kids smile and every morning he would tell us to have a great day he was a good guy and will be missed

  12. Karren Scott BUS 10
    January 9, 2019 8:12 pm

    Sad and very shocked to hear the news of the loss of David. He was a really sweet guy and loved his children on Bus 61 plus all the ones he would take to games. He often talked about his family and enjoyed going to Atlanta to visit his family there.
    Also he had told us (Bus 10) about his sister n law that she had been really sick. We pray that she is doing better.
    David will be missed. Prayers for the family. And prayers for his sister n law.

  13. The Gregory Family-Valley View
    January 9, 2019 8:36 pm

    My girls rode Mr. David’s bus. They are 13 and 7. They always shared many jokes and fun times with him. Always wanting to sit up front to just chat with him. I always knew my children were safe in his care. Now he is safe with Jesus. We don’t understand why and wonder what does on with someone, but everyone has a battle that we don’t know about. I hope in the coming days, his children and family find hope and courage that only God can give. I lost my father to cancer when I was 26. It’s hard I know, but Mr. David would want his children on the bus and his own children to be happy and remember all the good times with him. He made my girls better people and I am forever endebted to him for that. Sleep in peace Mr. David and thank you for all your service in the school system. You’ll be truly truly missed. Prayers!

  14. Rachel
    January 9, 2019 10:03 pm

    My girls ride bus 61 and just adored Mr. David and was devastated by his loss. He was definitely loved and will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  15. Shannon
    January 9, 2019 10:47 pm

    Mr. David was a wonderful person to our children. He will be missed. To say he was was the “best bus driver” is an understatement. He cared for the children. He asked them how their day was, cared for them, talked to them as they are actual human beings – that have feelings, and in return the children loved him. We knew our children were safe in his care. We are thankful to have someone like Mr. David taking care of their safety everyday. Mr. David was a great person and we will miss his daily “Good Mornings” and asking how their day was in the afternoon! We are truly sorry for your loss and will be praying for your comfort in the days to come.

  16. Shannon
    January 9, 2019 10:50 pm

    Mr. David was a wonderful person to our children. He will be missed. To say he was was the “best bus driver” is an understatement. He cared for the children. He asked them how their day was, cared for them, talked to them as they are actual human beings – that have feelings, and in return the children loved him. We knew our children were safe in his care. We are thankful to have someone like Mr. David taking care of their safety everyday. Mr. David was a great person and we will miss his daily Good Mornings and asking how their day was in the afternoon! We are truly sorry for your loss and will be praying for your comfort in the days to come.

  17. Ms. Heather
    January 10, 2019 3:00 pm

    Mr. David was a ray of sunshine at the end of a long day with 20 kindergarten students. He was always smiling and laughing as the kids loaded his bus. He truly loved and cared about his “babies on the bus.” On several occasions he came back to school in the morning to drop off a coat or a lunch box that had been left on his bus. He often talked about his family and friends back in Georgia as well as his sports teams. An up lifting part of my daily routine is missing, sometimes you don’t realize how important someone is until they are gone. Mr. David will be remembered for so many good things and missed by so many people in our community. Thank you #44!

  18. Les Welden
    January 10, 2019 11:46 pm

    Ill certainly miss one of my first neighboring frinds when we moved to Cordova. We both loved followed and watch sports together. Then as our kids grew older our love was watching them play sports then hanging out later and coaching them. What a happy soul to be removed from this earth. I loved him In A special way and am heart broken about this loss. I pray for each family member tonight as they grieve misunderstanding
    Les Welden

    • Leslie Welden
      January 10, 2019 11:49 pm

      I remember the neighboring laughs from 2 doors down as we raised our kids and matured ourselves. I’ll sure miss David, I don’t remember him ever saying no to me about anything
      Love Les

  19. Leslie welden
    January 10, 2019 11:53 pm

    My heart soul and prayers go out tonight for Beth Logan and Dakota.
    I hurt with you and will pray for peace and understanding
    If I can help you I. Anyway please call upon me.
    Kindest Regards,
    Love Les

  20. Maggie Tucker
    January 16, 2019 7:44 am

    We moved to this area this school year from Alabama. My kids (K and 4th graders, Chandler & Lily) were very apprehensive about starting the year with a new bus driver, new school, and new schedule. Mr. David always joked the kids of wearing Alabama football & Sabres hockey sweatshirts. He always made them smile!!!

    The kids have missed him. I’m so sorry for your loss… he was a funny, kid loving, all around great guy. We will miss him!!

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