Char O’Cain passed away peacefully into the hands of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of Wednesday, March 9, 2022. He was 50 years old. Born in Valdosta, GA on April 4, 1971, Char grew up in Jasper, FL and graduated from Hamilton County High School in 1989. There, he was extremely involved in athletics and excelled at football and baseball. Char went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from North Florida Junior College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Florida State University in 1997. Char lastly earned a Master of Arts and Teaching Degree from Georgia College and State University in 2007.
In his younger years, Char pursued a career in several different avenues of law enforcement, including working for Hamilton Correctional Institution in Jasper, FL, Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, FL, the White Family Foundation and Florida Department of Children and Families in Jacksonville, FL. In 2003, Char chose to pursue a job in education and worked at Weaver Middle School in Bibb County, GA. For a total of 17 years, he enjoyed teaching and often coached girls’ soccer, softball and baseball. Char eventually moved on to teach at Fort Valley Middle School from where he retired.
Char loved woodworking, fishing and cooking in his free time, but coaching and following his daughters throughout their soccer and softball careers brought him the greatest joy. He also enjoyed serving as a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Jasper, FL.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles M. O’Cain, Sr.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 27 years, Amy O’Cain and daughters, Caroline Morgan O’Cain and Emma Marie O’Cain, all of Warner Robins; mother, Carole M. O’Cain of Jasper, FL; brothers, Woodrow M. O’Cain (Stephenie) of Fleming Island, FL and Jim Cassin O’Cain (Ashley) of Jacksonville, FL; two nieces; and two nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home, with Reverend Timmy Dyke officiating. Char will be laid to rest with a graveside service on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in West Lake Church of God Cemetery on County Rd. 141 in Jennings, FL.
The family will accept flowers or donations may be given in memory of Char to the Rotary Foundation at my.rotary.org/en/donate.
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, March 11, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)