shawn cain
Shawn Edward Cain, 39, of Colliers, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his home due to natural causes. Born May 9, 1974 in Steubenville, OH, he was the son of Deborah Williamson Cain of Colliers and the late Terry Lee Cain. Shawn worked as an IT Analyst for Crown Castle Corporation, Canonsburg, PA. He enjoyed restoring vintage computers and had a love for music that was inherited from his father. Shawn enjoyed performing with his bands, The Madhatter Band and Milo & the Ranch Worms, as well as sitting in with his brother at various venues. Shawn built his life around his son, Eli, making sure that he had everything he needed. One of his favorite pastimes was watching movies and playing computer games with his son. Even though Shawn had a creative and intelligent mind, he will always be remembered for his quick wit and sarcasm. To know him was to say "Hmm". In addition to his mother, Debbie, he is survived by his son Eli Cain of Follansbee, WV; brother Brett Cain of Fullerton, CA; maternal grandmother Vonnie Williamson of Colliers; his girlfriend Rochette Carelly of Imperial, PA and many friends he made along the way. In accordance with Shawn's wishes, his body was cremated. Visitation will be held Saturday from 4 until the 6pm funeral services at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Shawn's friends will celebrate his life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eli Cain College Fund.

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  1. Debbie and Brett, I am so sorry for your loss.I loved Shawn dearly. You guys were always like my second family growing up. You are all in my heart and prayers. If there is anything I can do please call me.

  2. Brett & Ms. Cain, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Shawn. He was one of the nicest people that I have ever met and I’m sure will be missed by everyone that knew him! May peace be with you and your family. Sincerely, Tim Wyatt

  3. Brett & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers to all of you. Janet Macre (Pamela’s Momma)

  4. Debbie, Brett and Eli, I am so very sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. He was very brave. He fought so hard. He was a good dad, son and brother. We love you all very much. I have always considered you and the boys part of our family. My heart, prayers and love are with you now and always. Call me if you need anything. I’m here for you God bless.

  5. Dear Debbie and Brett, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son and brother. There is a new shining star in Heaven tonight. The Lord giveth and The Lord taketh, but know that we shall all meet again.

  6. Debbie, Brett, Eli, & Shay, I am so very sorry for this great loss. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.

  7. This is so hard to write i grew up with the Cains they were my family. Even though i haven’t seen them for awhile i know i could count on them anytime for anything. We all grew up together in the greatest neighborhood and we all had the best childhood. We have a bond that can never be broken. I never thought Shawn would leave us so soon but i have wonderful memories to help get me through and that i would love to share with others in hopes to help ease their pain.I could go on and on about Shawn and his family but we all know what an amazing family they are. Just mention neighborhood wrestling to Shawn or Brett and their faces would light up. My family is here for support and anything you may need. I hope you find peace and strength. so many people love you and are here for you.

  8. Eli, Deb, Shay, the Plittman family grives with you. Shawn was a truly unique individual and a great friend.

  9. I am so thankful to have had the chance to meet you and get to know you and your Mom. Prayers for your family. My heart is breaking for your Mom, your brother and your precious Eli. You will be missed….rest in peace.

  10. God’s finger touched him, and he slept. -Alfred Lord Tennyson Rest in peace Shawn. Your humor, and good nature made you a great friend and terrific person. You will be missed.

  11. Shawn, You were a very kind & thoughful boy.I do rember an event that involved you from my childhood.Your mom kept Billy & I for the weekend.You entertained us by sharing your wheels with us.You were proud of your ride.I road your new “big wheel” through an enormous puddle of West Virginia mud.Your ride & I were filthy from the chain of events.You reacted with kindness & an infectious laugh.Then your mom cleaned me up & put me in your clothing until mine were laundered.Shawn thanks for the memory!I am deeply sorry about your passing. Sincerely,Peanut(Florida) P.S.:Brett,Debbie,Vonnie & the rest of the Barkley’s you are in my prayers.

  12. Dear Debbie and Brett, Please know that you have been covered in prayer during these difficult days. May God give you the comfort and peace that you need to go through life without Shawn. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  13. I have only seen Shawn a few times, and with those few times I knew I met a nice, smart and funny guy. His mother, brother Brett, son, and the rest of his family and friends will be in my prayers.

  14. The Roy Beagle Family, Jean & Keith Gump, Virginia & Richard DeVault, Butch & Yvette Beagle & famili says:

    Debbie, Our prayers are with you today and always.

  15. Deb, Thinking of you and praying for you! May GOD’S strength, peace and love be with you through these difficult times.

  16. Debbie, Brett, Eli and Vonnie, It is much to soon for Shawn to go as we all know. He was a great inspiration to everyone and had his mother’s quick wit. I will always remember our lunches together and the calm “could be bad” scenerios. I will carry all of you in my prayers as you learn to heal from such a signifiant loss. Kim

  17. Debbie, Vonnie & Family, Our sincere sympathy to the family in you loss. The Williamson and Cain families go back a long way in the relationship of friends, over 60 years. I took my first steps in a Williamson house. Such an awesone family and the Cains, we were school friends and neighborhood pals for the duration. May the good Lord sustain each of you through this rough time in your lives, and I know He will. Joseph & Linda Labutis 1061 Stewart Street Newark, Ohio 43055

  18. Debbie, Brett, Eli and Vonnie, My deepest heartfelt condolence go to you. I know your spiritual strength will pull you through this painful event. My prayers go out to God to help all who knew Shawn.

  19. So very sorry for your loss. Shawn’s humor and wit helped me through some very tough times. He is a wonderful soul, blessings.

  20. Debbie..I Am so sorry for your loss. May god hold you in his hands and guide you through all of the pain…Shawn is an angel with Terry now and will watch over you

  21. I had the pleasure of working with Terry in the Tin Mill, I am sorrowed at your loss . May our Father bless your family..

  22. I went to Elementary School with Shawn, Lots of good memories. So sorry to hear about his passing, He was a Great person. May he Rest In Peace.

  23. Debbie and Brett, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Of course, our first memories of Shawn were in church when we had the junior high class. Shawn’s sense of humor was already well developed at that point! We send our love and hope you feel the prayers going up to comfort you and draw you closer to the Lord.. Janet and Greg Call

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