William Cain

July 25, 1943-July 26, 2021

GRAY, ME – William

“Bill” Daniel Cain, born to

Cleona (Goss) Cain and

William J. Cain, in Plan-

kinton, South Dakota,

passed away on July 26,

2021, one day after his

78th birthday, with his

wife of 55 years, Linda

Cain, by his side.

Bill earned his

bachelor’s in electrical en-

gineering from North

Dakota State University,

his master’s in electrical

engineering from the

University of Florida. He

received his doctorate in

mathematics from the

University of Tennessee.

He spent 48 of his 50+

year career in Oak Ridge,

Tennessee, working for

the National Security

Agency. He was both an

avid runner, qualifying for

the Boston Marathon, and

a strategic poker player,

competing in Las Vegas

tournaments. Bill loved to

cheer on his favorite

sports teams: the Tennes-

see Vols and whatever

team his grandkids played


Bill and Linda enjoyed

his last years immersed in

the local community.

Every week they assisted

their church in distribut-

ing meals to those in

need. He was well known

as a trivia buff and lover

of blues music at their

favorite watering hole,

Tailgate, in Gray, Maine.

Every day, he traversed

local trails, that he knew

by heart, with his dog,


Bill was a man of in-

tegrity to all who knew

him. The memory of his

life will continue to pro-

vide his family with valu-

able lessons in generosity,

humility, and fortitude.

Bill is survived by his

wife, Linda; his sister,

Charlotte; two children,

Chris Cain and Pamela

Cameron; and six

grandchildren, Madeline,

Alexandra, Sophie, and

Blue Cain, and Sierra and

Doran Cameron. To ex-

press condolences and to

participate in Bill’s online

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