Jack McCain

jack mccain
Jack McCain was born in Harris Chapel July 16, 1922 to Joe and Daisy McCain and passed away, Friday, December 10, 2010. He was a U.S. World War II Army Veteran who saw action in the Pacific Theatre. Jack was assigned to the 7th Division, 24th Corps, 184th Regiment. The 184th first battle was at Kiska, on the Aleution Islands, near Alaska. Then to the Marshall Islands, where he was bayoneted and received his first Purple Heart. His regiment then participated in first landings at Leyete in the Philippines and Okinawa, where he received a gunshot wound and his second Purple Heart. He remained in close contact with many of his fellow servicemen he served with and visited them often. He was very proud of his service in the Army. After the war he worked at Lone Star Steel for 35 years, forging the steel that built America, all the while raising two children in Avinger, Texas; a tiny town that he truly loved. He was an active member of Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church, attending until he was physically unable. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and David Shaddix of Hughes Springs; a sister Mary Dee Mathis of Hughes Springs; a daughter-in-law Debbie McCain of Mims Chapel; two grandchildren and spouses, Cass and Katy Shaddix and Casey and Heather Shaddix, all of Hughes Springs; three great grandchildren Talon, Zayne and Kai Shaddix; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ola Mae and son Bobby Edward. In lieu of flowers , family request donations to be made to Women of Worship Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs.

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  1. Mrs. Sue & Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Robert, Sarah & Cooper Ellison

  2. Sue, we are so sorry to hear that Jack has passed away. He was our Friend. May God Bless you and your family in this time of loss.

  3. Sue we are so sorry to hear of your lose. Mr. Jack taught me in Sunday School when I was a lil boy. Know he will be missed. Prayers for comfort.

  4. Sue, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your daddy. Know that you and yours are in our prayers and thoughts at this sad time.

  5. Sue,We were deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Jack's passing. We have some great memories of Mr. Jack and Ms. Ola Mae. Mr. Jack was truly one of the best! May God bless and keep you and yours during this difficult time.

  6. So sorry to hear about Mr. McCain. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love you all!!!

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