John Michael Caine

  • Born: June 14, 1949
  • Died: January 22, 2021
  • Location: Wylie, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Michael Caine, 71, of Wylie, TX, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born June 14, 1949 to Richard and Elizabeth Quaife Caine in Monett, MO.

John was deeply passionate about spending time and making memories with his family. His family meant more to him than anything in the world, something he would mention to pretty much anyone he met. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and always supported them in their dreams as their Dad and Papa.

John grew up in Monett, MO and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Missouri at Columbia. He made Texas his home for over 45 years, working in the ministry and various positions in lean manufacturing, the most recent being Brinks Incorporated as Quality/Lean Director in Coppell, TX at the time of his death.

John was a gifted musician, playing in the Marching Mizzou band, at church and weddings, and many special duets with his daughter Amy accompanying him on the piano. He was a loyal Missouri Tigers fan and could always be found watching or listening to his beloved "Mizzou" and cheering them on or yelling at the opposing team. He was a true Patriot who loved his country, state, and flag. He will also lovingly be remembered as a devoted pastor, teacher, and counselor, ministering the gospel and his deep knowledge of the Bible to countless people over the years. He made an impact on many lives with his caring and gentle spirit.

John is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Edna Kennedy Caine; his son, John Britton Caine of Wylie, TX; his daughters Amy Breed Pierpont (Philip) of Houston, TX, Lisa Breed Breech (Don) of Victoria, TX, Lori Breed of Sachse, TX; grandchildren Michael David Scott of Houston, TX, Suzanne Elizabeth Scott of Dallas, TX, Brandon Douglas Wiltcher of Allen, TX, Pierce Benjamin Breech of Victoria, TX, Peyton Kennedy Breech of Austin, TX, and Kaitlin Alaina Wiltcher of Sachse, TX; brother, Timothy Quaife Caine of Sedalia, MO, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, friends from Texarkana, TX, Monett, MO, and Wylie, TX. He loved all of them dearly. John will be sorely missed by his cherished dogs Dolly and Dixie who were a source of comfort and joy to him.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private graveside service was held for immediate family on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery, 2343 Lake Road, Lavon, TX, 75166 under the direction of Charles W. Smith and Sons, Lavon, TX. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

"If you are born only once, you will die twice. But if you are born twice, you will only die once."

1 Corinthians 50-58
Psalms 27:4
2 Timothy 4:6-8
John 14: 1-3


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Family,
Was so saddened to hear of Pastor John's passing. May the Lord's loving peace surround you during this time. I have thought of you often. Pastor John was such a wonderful pastor.
God's blessings to you all.

Posted by Kimberly Osborn - Rhome, TX - Family Friend   February 12, 2021


To Edna & Family:
Saddened to read of John's passing in Texarkana Gazette today.
Good memories of the Bible studies at the church on W. 8th in Texarkana.
Such a close knit group thirsty for the word of life and John was the best teacher I've ever had. This world lost a good, Christian man and Heaven gained a great
teacher of God's word.:

Posted by DIANNE THOMAS - TEXARKANA, AR   February 07, 2021

So sad to hear of John's passing. I worked closely with John at Dr Pepper where he had a cult like following. He would call his wife several times a day and very committed to his family. Every day he would do push-ups and use his shake weights. One day he came in with a black eye where his shake weights got away from him and we all had a good laugh. He was a fine man in every way and will be missed. Rest In Peace John Caine

Posted by Jeffrey Glahn - Gettysburg, PA - Friend   February 02, 2021

RIP my friend. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with you.

Posted by Garrett Parke - Coworker   January 31, 2021

While I only had a short time working with John at Brink's, His knowledge and experience had an immediate impact to the company. As I reflected, it felt as if he had been with us much longer do to his willingness to "roll up his sleeves" and get right to work solving problems. I am going to miss our discussions and shared passion around lean transformations.
...with deepest sympathy to the Caine family.

Posted by Jeff Klabunde - Coppell, TX - Coworker   January 31, 2021

Posted by John Ballis - Lucas, TX   January 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing John with us - if only briefly. He was a pleasure to meet and to work with.

Posted by Chris Cremer - McKinney, TX - Coworker   January 30, 2021

What a beautiful legacy he has left. God we thank you for every memory , milestone, and lesson he left for all who knew him. I am so blessed to know Amy, Phillip, Michael, and Suzzy. I am praying continually for the entire family. I know God will bring you comfort and perfect peace. Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
I love each of you sooooo much .

Posted by Emmily Perry - Houston, TX - Friend   January 28, 2021

My prayers and condolences to you Edna and all the family. John was such a good teacher, good man.

Posted by Debbie Vitro - Irving, TX - Friend   January 28, 2021

John was a blessing and joy to all who knew him. We are forever impacted by his kindness, anointed teaching, worship, and loyal friendship. We are so thankful we knew and loved this amazing man. Prayers for Edna and family.

Posted by Jeanette and Tom McLeod - Texarkana, TX - Friend   January 27, 2021