July 15, 1927-July 30, 2019

Services for Van Morrell McCain will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug 2 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Morrell passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the age of 92. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Morrell was born July 15, 1927, in Verda, but lived most of his life in Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Van McCain and Arra Virginia McCain; and siblings, Violet Herald, Nolen McCain, Olen McCain (wife Mary), and Randall McCain (wife Laura).

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nelda Smith McCain; two sons, Thomas Morrell McCain and Van Darrell McCain and wife Sherree; grandchildren, Trevor, Trent, Travis and wife Tina, and Jason McCain, and Melanie McCain Palma and husband Cris; and great-grandchildren, Mayson, Loghan, Paul, Gavin, Jayden Aton, and Phoenix Palma.

He served our country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1952.

He was a very hard working man, working in many different fields to provide for his family. He loved to watch boxing and pretend he was a part of the fight from his chair and he also loved going to the races. He was known for his practical jokes. He was a jack-of-all-trades and loved working on things. Family and friends tell stories of his foot massages for pain relief. He was a great family man and will truly be missed.

Serving as pallbearers are Trevor, Trent, Travis, Dustin Hayes, Buddy McCain and Ronnie McCain.