Thomas “Tom” Isaac Caine, III, was born March 20, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio. He was a product of the Columbus School system, Tom attended Columbus St. Mary’s High School on a sports scholarship. While at St. Mary’s, Tom was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and track. His athletic prowess earned him All-State honors in all three sports and a scholarship to Bowling Green State University.
He attended Bowling Green State University; however, while in high school, he meet a young lady, who was the love of his life. On June 27, 1959, he married Rose Marie and this June they would have celebrated 60 years of wedding bliss. Tom was a family man, and took pride in providing for his family. He was employed at Timken Roller Bearing Company for five years. He retired from Anheuser Busch as a Stationary Engineer after 32 years of service. Tom was an entrepreneur, CEO and self-made man. He was a visionary and dreamer, who accomplished many of his goals and dreams. There are many people who benefited from his knowledge, motivation and encouragement. He always encouraged others to pursue their dreams and think outside of the box, as he did.
Tom enjoyed traveling with Rose Marie and they shared that joy with family and friends. Those two, have traveled all 50 states in their motor home. They have cruised to Hawaii and Alaska and many other destinations. Tom was always learning and gaining knowledge, and he would share the information with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by father; Thomas I. Caine, Jr., mother; Dorothy (William) Battle, and grandson; Thomas I. Caine V. Tom lived a full life and will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and love him. He departed this life on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Affectionately known as “Big Daddy Caine”, “Sugar Caine”, “Padoo”, Uncle, Brother and Friend will be greatly missed, but his life will be cherished by his faithful and devoted wife; Rose Marie Caine, children; Thomas “Butch” I. (Kim) Caine, IV, Mary Beth Caine (Sam Wilcox) , Maria T. Caine-Jeffers and Altrece M. Hogans (Gary), grandchildren; Akia Scruggs, Steven Thomas J. (Leigh) Scruggs, Marquise Mays, Maya Caine, Mica Caine, Quenton Wayne I. Caine-Jeffers, Jacqueline Jeffers, great-grandchildren; Kobe Mays, Aubrey Scruggs, Mehkia Scruggs, Raiden Lightner and Rogue Lightner, sisters; Betty (James) Tucker, Reverend Karen Battle and Joyce (Michael) Link any many nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends, whom he aided through acts of mentoring and stewardship.
A Great Man, A Strong Legacy… he will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12pm until time of service at 2pm at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 453 N. 20th St., Cols, OH 43203. Interment Monday, April 15, 2019, 10am St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123, whitesfh867.com.