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Allen West Jr.
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Allen West Jr., age 87, was born on November 14, 1930 on Jellico Creek in Whitley County. He went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2018 at the Laurel Heights Nursing Home in London, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Dora Carr West, his loving spouse Eula Mae Perkins West, brothers, Lonnie Harold, Clyde and Carl West and sister Eula Mae Smith and two children, Chester Allen West and Patricia Louise Higginbotham.

He leaves behind, to mourn his passing, six children; Carolyn (Anthony) Reaves, Jerry West, Ralph (Lana) West, Roger (Juanita) West, Diane (Roger) Taylor, and Pam Smith. His legacy includes having eight children, 16 grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild. His siblings Charles (Barb) West, Delorse Shelton, Marie Taylor, Violet (Ken) Taylor, and son-in-law, H.C. Higginbotham also survive. He leaves behind many more close friends and relatives and a special friend, Phyllis Gaylor.

He was a member of Jellico Creek Baptist Church since March, 1966. He was previously a member of Alsile Baptist Church, baptized in Jellico Creek in September, 1949, at the age of 19.

His careers included working in a sawmill on his father’s land, later working in Harlan County, Kentucky, in the Black Star Coal mines in Alva, KY until 1956. He then moved to Michigan and worked as a carpenter. After returning to Kentucky, he went to work with two brothers-in-law as carpenters building houses in Lexington. He worked locally building for people until his sons were grown. His oldest sons, Jerry and Ralph, partnered with him in a business known as West Builders. Toward the end of his career, they built homes, under contract, in Norris, Tennessee.

His hobbies and special interests included fishing in his pond, gardening and just visiting with his family, especially during Christmas. He treasured friendship with many special people that he met when he built homes for them. He fondly recalled many of their names when reminiscing.

His visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and his funeral will follow on Wednesday, the 29th at 10:00 AM at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Doyle Lester and Rev. Anthony Reaves. Burial will follow in the Jellico Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Jellico Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or Laurel Heights Nursing Home, Shepherd’s Cove in London, KY.


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Visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Croley Funeral Home

103 S 2nd Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Funeral

Wednesday

29

Aug

10:00 AM
Croley Funeral Home

103 S 2nd Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Interment

Wednesday

29

Aug

11:30 AM
Jellico Creek Cemetery

Jellico Creek Road
Williamsburg, KY 40769

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Location

Jellico Creek Cemetery

Jellico Creek Road
Williamsburg, KY 40769

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