Jerry Wayne West
Jerry Wayne West
  • April 3, 1940 - December 20, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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Jerry Wayne West Sr. 77 of Jackson passed away on December 20, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. Larry West will officiate the service.
Jerry was born on April 3, 1940 in Lexington, TN to the late Otis and Onie Mae Bowman West. He graduated from Beech Bluff High School, and entered the Air Force in 1957. Mr. West began his career in law enforcement in 1974, and officially retired in 1999 after 25 years of service. After retiring, he returned to duty part time for five years. During his 30 years of service he received numerous accolades, and loved serving his community.
Other than his parents he was also preceded in death by sisters, Ann Baker, and Linda Lance.
He is survived by his loving wife of 9 years Linda Yearwood West, son Jerry West Jr. and wife Hollie of Arlington, TN., 4 sisters Joy Faye Simmons of Jacksonville, FL., Gloria Knipper of Murfreesboro, TN., Sandra Giddens of Jackson, Sherry Rhodes of Jackson, three brothers Bobby West of Arlington, TN., Terry West of Jackson, Larry west of Oakland, TN., two grandchildren Paul Michael West, and Ian Zachary West.
A visitation with the family Will be held at the South Chapel on Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and will resume on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.
In Lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or the American Diabetes Association.