UPDATED Sept. 29, 6:43 A.M. - The funeral service for Judge Cain will be Monday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at Columbia. Visitations are 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday at Oakes & Nichols Funderal Home, Columbia, and for one hour prior to Monday's service, at St. Peter's.
As originally reported, Sept. 28, 9:38 A.M.:
Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge William Bryan Cain of Columbia has died of cancer at 75, according to a release from the state's Administrative Office of the Courts.
Cain was appointed to the appeals court in 1986, was elected in 1988 and reelected in 2006. From 1971-1986, he was Circuit Court judge for the 22nd Judicial District.
He was a delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1965. He served as Columbia city attorney, 1969-1973.
He attended Middle Tennessee State University and earned his law degree at Cumberland University School of Law in 1958. He served 1950-1952 with the U.S. Army Corps of Military Police, and was a state commander of the American Legion of Tennessee, of which he was a member 1971-1996.
He was born at Old Hickory in 1932. This morning's announcement said he is survived by his widow, Martha Sue Cain; children Elizabeth Cain Moore and William Bryan Cain, Jr., and four grandchildren.