REEDVILLE—Everette (Ed, Daddy, Grandee) Bain departed for fairer seas on August 6, 2023.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at Warsaw United Methodist Church. The family greeted friends at noon before the service.
Ed was born in Harnett County, N.C., to the late Robert Ellis Bain Sr. and Annie Canaday Bain.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis Jr., Eugene and Earl; and sister, Marie Bain Buchanan.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Terry Bain and Jill Bain Wine (Drew); grandsons, Adam Jenkins (Abbie), Eric Jenkins (Courtney); granddaughters, Jenna Wine (Chris) and Andrea Bain Wine (Austin); his former wife, Carolyn Bain; nieces and nephews, Pam Bain, Kenny Bain (Roxanne), Barbara Cox (Steve), Becky Reed (Scott), Ronnie Bain (Tammy), Karen Bain and Jeanne Bain Kennedy; and sister-in-law, Kathy Bain.
Ed’s passions were UNC basketball, fishing and mission trips. He was glued to the TV when UNC games were on, and never missed an opportunity to catch the “Big One” that got away. But using his gifts of handyman construction for mission became his legacy—from tearing down and rebuilding the “Reedy” house for the youth at Warsaw UMC to Youth Mission trips with ASP to Disaster Response work in Virginia, West Virginia, Louisiana and Mississippi. He also joined several teams that worked with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Ed lived at Chesapeake Beach in Reedville where he was surrounded by a wonderful community that kept an eye on him when he didn’t want Terry or Jill to know about his failing health. For that, his family is forever grateful.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), P.O. Box 9068 New York, NY 10087-9068 (www.umcmission.org)
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.