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Jack “John” Allen Kain Jr.

Jack Kain’s eldest son, Jack “John” Allen Kain Jr., 70, passed away early on the morning of January 16th. John was born on December 22nd, 1953, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington Kentucky.
John was the second of the nine children that his mother Kathryn (Webb) Kain would bring into the world. He attended Christ the King School in Lexington and Good Shepherd School in Frankfort along with his sisters Sue and Becky, until his senior year when he attended and graduated from Lexington Catholic High School. After high school John received a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Business from Northwood Institute in Michigan. Where he met and married Judy Ratcliff (now Benson) and set up house in Midway where his daughter Joy was born. Having been raised within the family’s automotive business throughout his childhood, and after receiving his degree, John took on a management role at Jack Kain Ford. He and his dad worked closely together. He was eventually joined in the business by his brothers, Pat, David, Steve, Bill and Bob. Together they sold and serviced automobiles to people throughout Central Kentucky and beyond. Earning multiple awards from Ford Motor Company for their commitment to customer satisfaction. As the family’s business grew enough to expand into other markets; John eventually moved to London KY to help manage Kain Family Ford. John married Diane Doran and John’s second child Jack Allen Kain III (Little Jack) was born during his time there.
Learning to treat people with understanding and compassion is a lesson John learned well. As much as John enjoyed the car business, he found his true calling in counseling. He left the family business to become an addiction counselor at the Hope Center in Lexington. Where, in the same way his sister Suzanne helped him; John was able to provide life changing and oftentimes lifesaving guidance to people facing the challenges of drug and alcohol addiction. His motto being “But for the grace of God go I.” The Hope Center gave John the opportunity to take people, suffering addiction on the street, under his wing, and help them to live better and more peaceful lives. In his illness John was cared for by his sister Vickie who stayed by his side throughout and nurtured him with love during his decline.
John would be happy if we took a moment to express what an amazing fan of the Kentucky Wildcats he was. We all know he was already hoping that this year’s Wildcats had the talent and ability to win another National Championship. This son, brother and father will be missed by his entire family. With his passing John is reunited with his mother Kathy, and his sisters Becky and Sue. Where he is enjoying the warm embrace of Gods unconditional love.
Funeral Mass was conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday January 20, 2024, at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 1007 Main St., Paris, KY by Father Danny Fister. Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Paris, KY.
Visitation was from 10:00 AM Saturday January 20, 2024, until the hour of service at the church.
Pallbearers were Jack Kain, III, Patrick Kain, David Kain, Steve Kain, Bob Kain, Bill Kain, Donnie Fields and Mike Hager.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Maddox, Kelly Bowman, Theo Knapp and Vernon Swords.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to The Hope Center, PO Box 6, Lexington, KY 40588.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.
The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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