Nathan Joseph Cain, 40, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on November 9, 2017. He was born to Larry and Maria Corriols Cain in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1977. The family moved to Asheville, North Carolina where he spent his teenage years. He graduated from Carolina Day School in 1995. Nathan went on to graduate from Presbyterian College with a double major in biology and english and eventually received a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Georgia. Always creative and clever, Nathan became a journalist and writer. He won an Associated Press Award for deadline reporting and published several short stories, one of which was nominated for an award by Spinetingler Magazine. He was a voracious reader and a reviewer of crime fiction novels in his free time. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Fishing trips with his father and brother were special to him, as well as time spent with his uncles and cousins. A music fan, he was constantly discovering new music and attending concerts. He was quiet with a wry sense of humor and a kind, empathetic heart for those in need. He is survived by his parents Larry and Maria Cain of Fairview, NC; his brother Christopher of Fairview, NC; his sister Adrienne Cain Williams (Daniel) of Atlanta, GA and his fiancée Kathryn Smith of Decatur, GA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8 pm at Groce Funeral Home (856 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805). His memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Asheville (17 Shawnee Trail, Asheville, NC 28805). A short graveside service will follow at Calvary Churchyard at Calvary Episcopal Church (2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732). Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.