45° F

Willie Royce McCain

Published On: Dec 29 2012 03:15:17 PM CST

Madison-Willie R. McCain, age 65, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on July 3, 1947, in Ore City, Texas, the son of Elvin McCain Sr. and Georgia (Watkins) McCain. Willie came to Madison in 1972 and met Helen Anderegg the following year. They were married in 1978. Willie worked for 10 years for Crepaco in Lake Mills. He ran his own trucking company, McCain Contract Trucking, from 1986 to 1996, and from 1996 to present he worked for the City of Madison Streets Department. Willie loved politics and watching MSNBC. He loved following his Cowboys and Texas Longhorns and enjoyed getting into debates with coworkers over the cowboys vs. the packers. He also enjoyed a good game of dominos or going to Ho Chunk. Most of all, Willie enjoyed spending time with his family.

Willie is survived by his wife Helen McCain; his children, Marcus William McCain, Kevin (Ariel) Michael McCain, Cameron William McCain, and Angela Lynn McCain; his grandchildren, Hana Elece McCain, Sofia Natalia McCain, and Mason William McCain; his siblings, Velma Jewel Jones, Rosemary Taylor (McCain), Elvin (Emma) McCain Jr., and Lee Edward McCain; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Georgia McCain (Watkins); father Elvin McCain Sr.; sisters, Retha Nell McCain-Roberts, Birdia Cole, and Helen Page; brothers, Douglas McCain, Hosea McCain, Eugene McCain, and Larry McCain.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N Sherman Ave., Madison, with Rev. Damon Gunn officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5pm until the time of service. A second service will be held on January 4, 2013, at MURRAY LEAGUE BAPTIST CHURCH, in Ore City, Texas. Burial will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

  • Nepal earthquake aftermath

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Nepal earthquake: Aftershocks, aftermath

    A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.

  • Baltimore police protests 8

    Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Violence, arrests at Baltimore police protest

    A peaceful demonstration in Baltimore on Saturday came to an end when police in riot gear tried to hold a line, and a few protesters vandalized police cars, threw objects at officers, cursed at them and scuffled with them.

  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.