Wilburn ‘Willie’ Eugene Bain


Wilburn “Willie” Eugene Bain, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

He was born on July 12, 1934, to the late Creed and Lily Bain. Willie was a lifelong resident of this area, and he worked at Maytag for over 40 years. He was a member of Unity Church of God since 1975. He loved reading his Bible and enjoyed helping his neighbors and church members. Willie’s neighbors will always remember him walking throughout the neighborhood, talking with each of them. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Brewer Bain; and son, Eddie “Tex” Bain.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, two sisters, Rosa Mason and Wanda Dickson; and a host of friends.

Willie’s family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Willie’s Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Unity Church of God.

He will be laid to rest following his service at Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Willie or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at



Print subscribers have FREE access to by registering HERE

Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE

We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.

If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.

Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE