Ralph G. McCain

December 19, 1932January 11, 2021

Ralph G. McCain passed away on January 11, 2021 at the age of 88 after a four year battle with dementia. He was very well known in the Lansing area due to the many years that he and his wife owned and operated Ralph McCain Auto Sales, Inc. Everyone that knew him loved him; he was such a generous and loving man who will be missed by so many.

Ralph was born December 19, 1932 in McKenzie, Tennessee to Willie G. and Mary Snead McCain. He married the love of his life, Roberta, on January 31, 1954 and together they raised five children. Ralph was preceded in death by their oldest daughter, Patricia Ann Simpson, along with his brothers, Joe and Bill McCain.

Surviving family members include three sons, Mike (Robin), Mitch (Debbie), Bob (Amy) and one daughter, Susan (David) Howland; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind one sister, Mary Nell Butt.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sparrow Hospice House of Mid-Michigan for all the wonderful care and compassion they showed while Ralph was in their care. A private service will be held in his honor with arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.


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Penny Secor

January 14, 2021

Sending love and sympathy to Roberta and family. I was introduced to Ralph by the Emmer family. So many fun weekend nights were spent with Ralph and Roberta playing penny poker at the Emmer house. He was a kind and thoughtful person who was a joy to be around...such a good guy! You're in my thoughts and prayers, Roberta, and you are both remembered with great fondness.

Kelli Perrault

January 14, 2021

So sorry for your loss.