Hixson Westlake


Ira Cain

April 8, 1934October 5, 2021

Ira “Shane” Cain, 87, of Pineville, LA went home to be with the Lord Jesus on October 5, 2021. Ira was born in Vinton, LA and lived for 58 years with his wife, Betty, in Westlake.

He worked as a land surveyor and construction engineer for 40+ years. He has been retired for the last 30 years. Ira and Betty were long-time active members of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake.

Survivors include their children Ricky, Brenda, Diana, and Rodney, 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10am. The funeral service will be held at 11am at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake.

Words of comfort and fond memories may be shared at


  • Survivors include their children Ricky, Brenda, Diana, and Rodney, 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, October 11, 2021


Ira Cain

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Judy Lawson

October 9, 2021

I have good fishing memories! Ira gave nicknames to all his fish! For example: a huge flounder he would call a “saddle blanket”. A sting ray he would call “stinger rey”. Ira could also cook! He taught me how to make sausage gravy! He just said “not too much greese and burn the flour.” Betty laughed and told me to just “watch him.” Many times Ira would call San Antonio and ask if our battery was charged up? He meant are we ready yo go fishing! He had some good hunting stories too! Ira could do just about anything he put his mind too! Example: wiring chicken coop for heat, wiring boat for light switches, canning vegetables and growing garden. Lots of folks gonna miss Ira. He was a good horse rider too!

Karen Williams

October 8, 2021

Rodney and Celia, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. A parent is a precious gift and it sounds like yours was a true blessing. I know he will be missed.

Tina Vest

October 7, 2021

Sorry for yalls loss but I'm glad he's not hurting right now anymore. Loved both of them so much. But what made me feel so loved is when they had granny at the end and she was staying with them in Westlake, they had to go to Alexandria and wanted to stay a few days there, well anyway I stayed there with granny because I was really the only one they trusted to stay at their house with her. Really meant the world to me!

Vickie Lawson

October 7, 2021

I just caught up with my Facebook feed and saw that Uncle Ira had passed. I can empathize with you totally having recently lost mama. I'm so very sorry for y'all's loss. I loved it when we got to visit y'all's house because it was on the river and we could fish or whatever. And Aunt Betty could definitely cook. I know she got that from Grandma Lawson. I know your mom and dad will be greatly missed. I love y'all, each and every one. ❤

Ricky Cain

October 7, 2021

My siblings and I are so fortunate to have grown up with great parents. Dad and Mom loved us and cared for us until the day they passed on to their reward. I remember Dad, even with an iron rod in his back, teaching me how to catch the football over my shoulders as I ran away from him. He would grunt every time he threw the ball, but it wasn't until many years later that I understood what that grunt meant. It hurt him to throw it. But he never let on and spent many days doing so until I could catch anything he could throw in my direction.