Nov. 7, 2018 — Samuel F. McCain, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Eugene, Ore.
Sam was born September 10, 1933, in Rock Elm, Wis., to William Lyle and Irene McCain.
In July 1944, his grandparents, Ferd and Dora McCain along with Lyle and his oldest son, Robert (Bob) drove to Oregon and settled in Beck (now Tiernan), Ore., in an old logging camp.
Later that year, Irene, Richard (Dick), Sam and Joyce left Wisconsin for Oregon by train. All the children graduated from Mapleton High School.
Sam served in the U.S. Army until he was given a Medical Discharge due to heart problems. Sam was a “Jack of All Trades” cutting and splitting wood and constantly helping others.
He loved to fish, work on cars and build things with his hands. His many friends can attest to all of his help.
Sam lived in the canyon at Tiernan for 73 years and took care of the home he lived in all of that time.
He suffered from various health issues and, in 2017, was taken to Avamere-Riverpark in Eugene where he later passed away.
Survivors include his sister, Joyce Love; her four children: Lorraine (Dallas), Jeanna (Daniel), Tod, Bill (Jennifer); sister-in-law Elizabeth McCain of Florence, Mary McCain of Redding, Calif.; many many nieces, nephews and close friends, including Sky and Hale Pennel of Mapleton who visited him regularly at Avamere-Riverpark.
A celebration of his life and pot luck will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Lions Club in Mapleton.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.