Frank E. Cain, Jr. was born February 1, 1924, in Blenheim, SC, to parents Bertha Townsend Cain and Frank Cain. After graduating from the Marlboro County Training School as class valedictorian in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his injuries sustained during his service. After his military career, he enrolled at the South Carolina State University School of Law, where he received his law degree in 1951.
After he was admitted to the SC Bar in 1953, he moved to Bennettsville to open his private practice, where he practiced for 57 years. He was the Marlboro County Public Defender for twenty years.
He was a member of the Marlboro County Bar Association and the SC Bar. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of SC.
“Lawyer Cain” as he was known to many, was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #213, a member and past master of the Saw Mill Lodge #375 and a member of the Cheraw Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was active in St. Michael United Methodist Church, where he was Historian for many years until his death.
Frank E. Cain, Jr. died on March 22, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife, Dollie Mae Covington Cain. He is survived by his two children, Anthony E. Cain and Cherryetta D. Cain and a nephew, Michael Cain.