Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie James West, age 96, of Livingston, will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Gore will officiate. Burial will be in the Holly Springs cemetery. Military Honors will be provided at Graveside by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnnie James West passed from this life on Sunday evening, August 6, 2017 at the Overton County Health & Rehab. He was born in Overton County on December 9, 1920, to the late William Kindred and Bonnie Holman West. He was a member of the West End Church of Christ. Mr. West served in the Army during WWII. He loved to work in his garden, listening to Country & Blue Grass music, playing cards and going to church but above all he loved his children and family.
Mr. Johnnie James West is survived by his daughter, Linda Sells & husband Gary of Livingston, TN; granddaughter, Mollie Sells & Fiance, Scott Tallent of Dayton, TN; great grandson, Cameron Tallent; great granddaughters, Peyton, Ruby & Raleigh Tallent. sister, Geraldine West of Livingston, TN & special caregiver, Pam Shelton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Lee Savage West; brother, Jessie Bill West and sister, Reba Copeland.
Pallbearers to serve include: Ralph McDonald, Jim Turner, Kevin Carmack, Darrin Gore, Scott Tallent & Cameron Tallent.
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