Floyd George McCain 1919 - 2008 Perry
Funeral services for Floyd George McCain, 88, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Perry United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Valley Brook Cemetery south of Overbrook.Mr. McCain died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Michigan Valley, Kan., the son of George Albert and Elsie Maria Jensen McCain. He graduated from Michigan Valley High School in 1938. He lived in Meriden and Lawrence before he moved to Perry in 1984.Mr. McCain was a farmer in the Meriden area for 22 years until Lake Perry was built. He moved to Lawrence and served as a manager for Paul Smart Hog Farms for 19 years. He worked for Hupe Farms in Perry for six years. He also worked at McGrew Realty Co. in Lawrence. He formerly played semi-pro baseball for two years.He was a member of Perry United Methodist Church and a former member of Meriden United Methodist Church, where he served on the church board and as a Sunday school teacher. He also served on the Meriden school district board and was past president of the Meriden Co-op elevator.Mr. McCain served as president of Farm Management Area 9 and was a member of the Shawnee County Farm and Home Loan Association, both in Topeka. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 236 in Meriden, a member of Perry Lodge 415 and Lawrence Lodge 9, where he served as district deputy.He was a member of the Abdallah Shrine in Kansas City, Kan., York Rite and Scottish Rite Bodies of Kansas and White Shrine. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapters 399 in Meriden and Oskaloosa Chapter 62. He was a member and past noble grand of IOOF Lodge 4 in Lawrence. He was also member and past president of the Knife and Fork Club of Douglas County.He married Dorothy Lea Engle on June 24, 1944, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Lee, Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Blodgett, in 1995.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.Condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.webfh.com/fh/home/home.cfm?&fh_id=11329">barnettchapeloaks.com</a>.