Kenneth West Obituary – FEB. 16, 1942 – Aug. 11, 2021


Kenneth Wade (Luke) West, 79 Years, 5 Months, 26 Days, departed this life on Aug. 11, 2021 in Jackson. Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Anthony Rowland officiating. Burial followed in the Mosses Creek Cemetery near Pocahontas.
He was born Feb. 16, 1942 in McNairy County, the son of the late William (Snake) and Susie Eads West. He attended high school at Rose Creek, where he wore number 13 for the boy’s basketball team. 
He was united in marriage to Florence King on Sept. 22, 1966. Mrs. West preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2000, following 33 years of marriage.
He worked with various loggers as a timber cutter for approximately 50 years.  He enjoyed reading the newspaper, sitting on his front porch, working jigsaw puzzles and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a hard working man who did whatever it took to provide for his family.  
He is survived by a daughter, Brandy West of Henderson; two sons, James (Michelle) West of Whiteville and Phillip (Rita) West of Stantonville; five grandchildren, Joshua Allen West, Matthew Tyler West, Cheyenne Rose West, Joseph Neil Gladish and Jessica Nixon; one great-grandchild, Adalynn West; a sister, Sherry (David) Dorris of Hornsby; two brothers, Earl (Patsy) West of Crump and Robert Wayne (Sue) West of Morton, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Linda Kiestler and Amy West; and many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Linda Kay Cox; and five brothers, James Earnest West, Joe Thomas West, Roy Dale West, Michael Denny West and Billy Ray West.