Obituary of Earle Monteith Caine, III
Earle Monteith Caine, III – Pelion - A Celebration of Life service for Earle M. Caine, III, of Pelion, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Lakeside Gazebo at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. Pastor Hugh Ward will officiate. Burial in Woodridge Memorial Park will follow the service. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington.
Earle Caine, III, passed away June 14, 2019. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Shelva Jean Atkinson Caine and the late Daniel Monteith Caine. Earle attended Radius Church of Lexington. Earle loved Civil War re-enactments, and he participated in many battles in Camden and other Civil War locations. He also loved fishing and camping, and he and his wife would spend days outdoors in nature. Earle had a special love of airplanes and air shows, and had almost obtained his pilot’s license. He flew on a B-26 bomber; it was on his bucket list of things to do. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle who genuinely enjoyed life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his mother, Earle is survived by his loving wife, soul mate and best friend of 27 years, Vicky Ann Caine; daughter, Crystal Star Caine-Heinrich (Bobby) of Lexington, sons, Kevin Fulmer (Sherrie) of Gaston, Michael Fulmer (Shanna) of Lexington; grandchildren, McKaylee Heinrich, Jerry Fulmer, Veronica Fulmer, Riley Martin; great-grandchildren, Brentley and Abel Fulmer; four sisters, Annie Caine (Malcolm) of West Columbia, Belle Piccolo (Ralph) of Chapin, Danielle Tison (Keith) of Hilton Head, Cynthia Caine of Chapin; brother, Daniel Caine of California and life-long best friend, Steve Pritchard. Earle recalled that his relationship with Steve is proof that you don’t have to be “born blood” to be a brother. Earle is also survived by his loving dogs, Toby and Bandit.
In addition to his father, Earle was predeceased by his daughter, Amy Fulmer.
The family would like to thank Megan and Wendy of Homestead Hospice for their loving and attentive care, and Dr. Green B. Neal for his loving and caring support of Earle and the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sarcoma Foundation of America, PO Box 98160, Washington, DC 20090-8160, Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or The United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201.