Visitation for Mr. West will be held Friday, July 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Brother Wayne Lankford and Brother Bill Hayes will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. West, age 69, passed away Wednesday, July 17 2014.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude C. West Sr. and Goldie Cleo Duke West; grandparents, Esker and Vira Duke.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sarah Smith West; daughter, Debbie Cleo Hesson; son, Claude "Sandy" West and his wife, Billie; grandchildren, Brandon Hesson and his wife, Jamie, Cayce Earl Hesson, Michael Lee Hesson; great-grandson, Tyler Ray Cecil Hesson; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Dinisha Smith; nieces, Jessica Baird and her husband, Rick and Rebekkah Smith.
Mr. West was a member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ and a carpenter.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Hesson, Cayce Earl Hesson, Michael Hesson, Larry Walker, David Maynard and Riley Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of
Adams Avenue Church of Christ, Tommy Thompson, Dr. Anthony Efobi, Janice Dowell, District Attorney Tommy Thompson, Bernard and Ruby Ziehlsdorf, Bernard Ziehlsdorf Jr., Deborah McNeece, Vincent Pruitte, Tonia and Chris Rulen, Mr. West’s caregivers, Billie Boles, Danielle Dillard, Crystal Kennedy, Brittney Barrett, Betty Jean Nunley and Jackie Woods.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obit line 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.