Samuel Robert Cain

September 9, 1950October 12, 2020

Samuel Robert Cain III of New Orleans, Louisiana, died Monday, October 12, 2020 in Canton with his family from complications related to throat cancer. He is survived by his sister, Carlyle Cain Wolfe, his brother-in-law, Richard Steven Wolfe of Canton and his niece, Carlyle Wolfe Lee and her husband, Thad Fleming Lee of Oxford.

Bob was born on September 9, 1950 in Cleveland, Mississippi to Clarena and Samuel Robert Cain, junior, who preceded him in death as did his sister Clarena Cain. He was the youngest of three siblings.

Bob graduated from Canton High School. He studied Mortuary Science at John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee and worked in the field for several years before using his culinary skills professionally. Many people in Canton remember the delicious hamburgers Bob served to enthusiastic diners at the country club snack bar. Bob later worked as a cook for offshore oil industry workers. He adapted many of his mother’s recipes and served three meals per day from a jack up barge. Captains frequently requested Bob’s homemade rolls and desserts. Bob later worked for Chisesi Brothers Meat Packing Company in New Orleans and appreciated a close relationship with the Chisesi family.

In 2003, Bob bought a house in New Orleans that was divided into four apartments. He lived in one, leased three, and developed an especially caring community with his tenants. His family appreciates the support Julia, Maureen, and Crystal gave Bob in his illness. Bob made good, lasting friendships throughout his life. He loved his garden and his dogs. Bob had an extraordinary sense of humor and enjoyed giving his friends and family a laugh.

Bob’s burial and a celebration of his life will take place at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October14th at Canton Cemetery. Pallbearers are Richard Wolfe, Thad Lee, Jimmy Cain, Bill Mosby, and Clifford Mosby. Bob requested that donations be made to your favorite animal shelter or the American Cancer Society at 2605 River Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3 NKJV


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