William Bather Bain

June 15, 1948 - March 15, 2013

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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. ~Psalm 121:1-3
Life is a series of ups and downs filled with moments of bliss and gray days in between…Remember that even those “gray days” include tiny miracles that help see us through tomorrow…TAKE HEART.
Mr. William Bather Bain was born June 15, 1948 in Shannon, North Carolina to the late Thad Howard Bain and Daisy Lilly Bain. He departed this life on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. William attended Hoke County and Robeson County Schools. He retired from Distribution Construction Company as a heavy equipment operator. There wasn’t a piece of heavy equipment that he didn’t recognize or know how to drive.
He will be most remembered as having a loving smile and for his eager willingness to assist others. He adored his family and loved spending time with them. He loved piddling in the barn, gardening and was an excellent cook. He also enjoyed watching westerns, action movies and cartoons.
William was preceded in death by his brothers Connie, James, Andrew (Leon), Alton and his daughter Talisa all whom he loved dearly.
William leaves to cherish his memories his mother Mrs. Daisy Lilly Bain of Raeford, North Carolina; one sister Daisy Joan Smith of Raeford, North Carolina; one brother Lorenzo Bain of Parkton, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Leroy Smith of Raeford, North Carolina; and one sister-in-law Minnie L. Bain of St.Pauls, North Carolina. He is also survived by his children: Terry McNair of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Linda Reid of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Recoe Bain (Karen) of Japan, Frederic Bain (Darnetta) of Georgia, Thomas Bain of New York, Chomeka Franklin of Lumberton, North Carolina and a stepson Demetrius Franklin of the home. Also cherishing his memories are 10 grandchildren as well as a long term companion, Maxine Franklin; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.