Robert Earl Cain, 81, of Eddyville died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Princeton Health & Rehab Center.

He was born in Caldwell County on Jan. 24, 1939, to the late. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 through 1968 and retired from Kentucky state government after serving as a cook at the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Princeton.

Cain is survived by a stepson, Joe (Dawn) Villines of Eddyville; a sister-in-law, Betty Cain of Princeton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry Cain and Vera Belle Collins Cain; his wife, Tylene Villines Cain; three brothers, Jesse Cain, Billy Cain and Charles Cain; four sisters, Elizabeth Lynch, Edith Talbert, Bertha Guill and Kathleen McRoy.

In compliance with health and public safety directives and the Governor’s of executive order, a private service will be held (today) Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs with Marilyn Cain officiating. Private burial will be in the Traylor Cemetery.

The service will be streamed live at 2 p.m. on Beshear Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of making a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society at