John D. McCain (92) of Effingham


Published on November 8 2013 6:50 am

John D. McCain, 92, of Effingham, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 11 at New Beginnings Church, 1007 S. Willow Street, Effingham, with Rev. J.C. Neff officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials may be made to the family or New Beginnings Church. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

John was born on August 15, 1921, in Fairfield, the son of Roy D. and Alta M. (Fenton) McCain. He married Mabel A. Smith August 1, 1953, and she preceded him in death June 17, 1995. He then married Judy K. McKown February 7, 1998.

John farmed the family farm as a young man with his dad and brothers and also worked on the railroad with his dad. He was employed at Norge-Fedders from 1954 to 1967. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 347 for 45 years. John was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, rural Altamont, and a Methodist lay minister. He was a present member of New Beginnings Church, Effingham.

John is survived by his wife, Judy of Effingham; children, Debra (husband James) Durham, John D. (wife Melissa) McCain Jr., and Robert (wife Jolynn) McKown; brothers, Kenneth (wife Lila) McCain, Charles (wife Lori) McCain and Louis (wife Bev) McCain; sister-in-law, Georgia June Brown; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rev. J.C. and Rev. Jessie Neff and Ed and Trish Hunnicutt; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and dear family friend, Charity.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mabel A. McCain; brother, Robert McCain; and one grandson.