Kevin Douglas Strain


SUMTER, S.C. — Mr. Kevin Douglas Strain, age 49, of Sumter, S.C., died on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. following an accident. 

Mr. Strain was born in Bloomington, Ill. and resided in Sumter, S.C. for the past five years. He worked as a mission critical wirer with Eaton Corp., Sumter, S.C. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, Ill. and earned a degree in business from Southern Illinois University.  

He was a U.S. Air Force Persian Gulf veteran, an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution and enjoyed riding his Harley, listening to heavy metal music and playing video games.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Galen Mark Strain. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Vernett James-Strain, of Sumter, S.C.; his mother, Marilyn June Strain (Seivers), of Clinton, Ill.; one brother, David Galen Strain and his wife Debroah, of Rock Island, Ill.; aunts, Carol Windus (Dawn) and Marge Bright both, of Surprise, Ariz.; uncle Gerald Sievers of Macon, Ill.; his best friend Brian Pister of Clinton, Ill. and his dog, Blitz. 

A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Strain will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City, Fla., with the Rev. Wyndell Wallace, Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Lake City, Fla., officiating and assisted by Minister Ellsworth McQuire. 

Interment will be in Fellowship Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Columbia County, Fla. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from noon 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday (One hour before services) at Guerry Funeral Home, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida. www.guerryfuneralhome.net

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