Merle Lyle McCain, Jr

Merle Lyle McCain, Jr

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 18 Dec 2019 (aged 72)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 1GH SITE 667
Memorial ID 205549716 · View Source
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Officer Merle L. McCain, DSN 7736, received his commission on 05/04/1970. Officer McCain served in the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 4th, and finally the 6th. During his career he was awarded 3 Chief's Letters of Commendation for outstanding police work above the call of duty on 01/13/1989, 11/01/2001, and 02/16/2006. Officer McCain additionally received the Officer of the Month award on 05/31/1975. Officer McCain retired on 05/07/2007 and served 37 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Officer McCain was a veteran of the United States Navy from 09/01/1966 to09/01/1968 and served as a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class in the Vietnam War.

Merle L. McCain, Jr. went home to be with the Lord December 18, 2019 at the age of 72. Dear son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Merle L. and Violet (nee Linton) McCain, Sr.; loving husband of the late Mrs. Shirley (nee Bonds) McCain; dear brother of the late Miss Violet N. McCain; dear cousin of Valerie (Mike) Andrews, Lloyd (Debra) Davis, Jane Davis and many others.

Merle proudly served the U.S. Navy and then served on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 37 years. He enjoyed playing his guitar, going to the casino, dining out and was John Wayne's biggest fan. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Services: Visitation will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Inurnment: A Private Graveside Service with Full Military Honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

MCCAIN, MERLE LYLE JR.
GMG3 U.S. NAVY
VIETNAM

DATE OF BIRTH: 06/26/1947
DATE OF DEATH: 12/18/2019

BURIED AT: SECTION 1GH SITE 667
JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY
2900 SHERIDAN ROAD
ST. LOUIS, MO
63125


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  • Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Added: 18 Dec 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 205549716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Merle Lyle McCain, Jr (26 Jun 1947–18 Dec 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 205549716, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) .