Fred Cain Jr.

Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2008, 6:14 pm
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Fred Gene Cain Jr., 63, Davenport, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

Friends may call on the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Fred is survived by his life partner, Holly Lowell, Davenport; daughters, Stacey Cain, Eldridge, and Amber Cain, Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles.


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