Businessman and philanthropist passes away at 79

Local businessman and co-founder of the Sportsmen and Businessmen's Charitable Organization William Ray (Pete) Sain, Jr., passed away on Sunday Oct. 6.

Sain was 79. He was born June 13, 1940 in Coffee County to William R. (Pete) Sain, Sr. and Juanita Wooten Sain. He grew up in the Summitville community. 

Sain served in the Marine Corps from 1957-1960 before moving to Nashville and graduating from Nashville Business College.

He was Business Manager at Olivetti-Underwood and later a partner in Sain Construction Company. Sain served on boards of Motlow Development Council, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation and was a Commissioner for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and co-founded the Sportsmen and Businessmen's Charitable Organization in Coffee County 36 years ago and remained active until just the past few years.

A memorial service for Sain will be held Saturday Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Manchester. Visitation will be from noon until the memorial service at 3 p.m.

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