Richard Gayle Cain
September 26, 1944  -  December 2, 2018

Richard Gayle Cain

Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, December 7, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
220 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Havana Cemetery
Havana, KS  

Washington-Osage Disaster Relief Team

VFW Post 1186
Independence, KS  

I served in the Navy.

Richard G Cain, 74, of Carl Junction, MO, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018.

Richard was born in Erie, Kansas on September 26th, 1944 and moved to Independence, Kansas in 1947. Richard was proceeded in death by parents, Hubert V. and Betty L. Cain, and brother Junior Cain. Richard is survived by daughter, Kandace Rather and husband Nathan, and son, Joe Gonzales and wife Carie. Brothers Bobby Cain, and Larry Cain and wife Emma, and sister, Linda Osterberger. Papa Fishy to Brady and Ruth Rather, Davion and Bethany Prothro and Morgan and Bailey Hepler and Cruz Gonzales. Great-Grandpa Fishy to Emerie Prothro, Aizlyn and Titus Rather.

Richard served in the US Navy from 1964-1968 during the Vietnam War, aboard the USS Providence.

Our beloved Papa Fishy loved to hunt, fish, cook and work with his hands, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a kind, gentle, and loving man.

In Lieu of flowers please send gifts to the Washington-Osage Disaster Relief Team OR VFW Post 1186 Independence, Kansas. Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas on Friday, December 7th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a special share time with the family from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Independence, Kansas on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00am with interment following at Havana Cemetery. A special message of condolence can be made to the family by visiting


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  1. LJ
    Denver, CO

    No loss is simple. We may search for true comfort, but it is hard to find. There is hope, and comfort from God. John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...” Those who have died are in Gods memory, they have the prospect of being brought back to life. Not only will God comfort us now, but he will provide a resolution in the near future that will reunite us with those we have lost. Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time.

  2. Lyle Bracken
    Bonner Springs, KS

    Prayers to the family of an old high school classmate and lineman on the Bulldog Football Team.

  3. Geri Coen
    Overland Park, KS

    Nathan, Kandace, and family (all),
    Your dad, father-in-law, grandpa, and great grandpa was an amazing blessing to all of you and thereby to those of us who only met him through you. I cannot imagine your grief, nor can I imagine his rejoicing in heaven right now. Please know I am praying for your comfort and for others to be drawn to Jesus and begin real believing in Him as a result.
    In His love,

  4. Brady Rather
    Carthage, MO

    I miss you so much grandpa. Thank you for always being there. I will never forget the memories we shared. I love you.

  5. Gary Langworthy
    Coffeyville, KS

    Worked with Richard at the refinery for years. WE had a lot of fun and good times together. We will miss him, but his memories will forever be embedding in our hearts. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Ashley Schmitt and boys
    Independence, KS

    Our deepest sympathies to his kids, grandkids, great grandkids. If there’s one thing Uncle Richard has taught us, it’s to take care of and love one another. He will be missed!

  7. LINDA Osterberger
    Oklahoma City, OK

    My dearest big brother, my heart is sad as I will miss you every second of each day. I am thankful that you are not in anymore pain. Thank you for always being there for me. I will see you again. You will always be in my heart and thoughts. Love you forever. Your sister, Sis as you always called me. LINDA

  8. Mary Bright
    Sadler, TX

    Deepest condolences for your families loss

  9. Richard Johnson
    Coffeyville, KS

    He will be missed by so many. I cherished our time together, fishing in so many different places and his Cast Iron Kettle Cobblers.
    His smile and kind heart will always be stuck in my mind.
    My prayers are with you all.

  10. Peggy Quigley
    Clinton, IA

    I love you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in the house of the lord with peace Richard.

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