George McCain Sr.

April 19, 1919 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 101)


George McCain, Sr, age 101, of Danville, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 6th at the Piney Forest Health & Rehabilitation Center in Danville, Virginia.


Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend was born in Caswell County, NC on April 19th, 1919 to the late Lantry D. McCain, Sr and Lula Saunders McCain. He accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Semora, NC where he loved to play his guitar. He served diligently in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged from his military service. He worked faithfully as a Mechanic for the Hairston Motor Company for many years, in fact at the age of 90, he could crawl under a car faster than a 16 year old.


His inspiring legacy of life will be remembered and cherished by his sons, John McCain of Greensboro, NC, Minister Malcolm McCain (Laverne) of Greensboro, NC, two devoted granddaughters, Doris Marinetta Standfield Thompson of Richmond, VA, Erica Standfield Brandon (Michael) of Reidsville, NC, two sisters, Lois Blaine of Washington, DC, Dorothy Slade of Reidsville, NC, one brother, Melvin McCain of Burlington, NC, an adopted daughter, Rev. Romania Mcdaniel, one sister-in-law, Mattie B. Slade of Blanch, NC, one brother-in-law, Ruffin Long, Jr (Sue) of St. Louis, MO and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two wives, Ollie Bell Poteat McCain, and Thelma Long McCain, his daughter, Lula Mae McCain Standfield, his sons, George McCain, Jr. and Minister James McCain, his son-in-law, Arthur Harold Standfield, his daughter-in-law, Patricia McCain, his brother, Lantry D. McCain, Jr, his sisters, Clara McCain Richmond, and Ethel Lee McCain, his grandson, Arthur Harold Standfield, Jr. He is now rejoicing with them in heaven! We thank God for a life well-lived!


We would like to thank the staff of Piney Forest Health & Rehabilitation Center for taking care of our beloved one.  Special thanks to Samantha Otey for being more than a caregiver but, more like an adopted daughter.

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Open Viewing
March 13, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blackwell Funeral Home of Burlington
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Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
March 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Blackwell Funeral Home of Burlington
1292 Rauhut St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Interment following funeral service
March 14, 2021

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
12578 NC 119
Semora, NC 27343

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