SSG Edward Gene Cain, Jr., 68, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 21, 2021.\n\nEd was born to the late Rosemary Helmuth and Edward Gene Cane, Sr. in Fulton, Georgia. Besides his parents Ed is preceded in death by his brother Chris Cain.\n\nEd leaves cherished memories to the love of his life and wife of 45 years, Brigitte Colton Cain, as well as their daughter Melissa Cain and husband Michael Smith and their two furbabies, Bear and Rider. He is survived by his siblings, DebyAnn Blocker, Skip Cain (Cynthia), Robert Cain(Tonya), Rodney Cain (Trish), Kenny Cain (Barbara), Danny Cain and Michael Cain; many nieces, nephews, family and friends that will miss Ed deeply.\n\nEd retired from the Army in 1994 with over 20 years of service, was a veteran of the Gulf war, and served many tours abroad with his family in tow. Ed was a one-of-a-kind guy who could do nearly anything he set his mind to. The more intricate and complex the task was, the happier Ed was. He was an electronic genius, which led him to become the Fayetteville Police Departments most experienced Police Installation Technician. He could take a bare minimum car and turn it into a rolling patrol unit. He had a love for classic cars, NASCAR, and Duke Basketball. Ed loved to volunteer for nearly anything and everything that included his daughter and her friends, from helping with her theatre performances to driving buses for youth groups. Throughout his life, Ed always had a deep love for the ocean, no matter what shore he stood on. Although dementia took his memory, he never lost that sparkle in his eye when he would see or walk into the ocean. He will be dearly missed by those who loved him and knew him.\n\nIn Honor of Ed's life, there will be Mass on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1:30pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Bragg. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to www.usagainstalzheimers.org/networks/veterans.