John E. West

john west

September 15, 1922 ~ December 4, 2010

Born in: Hamilton, Tennessee
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

John E. West, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA went to be with the Lord 12/04/2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Chattanooga, TN on 9/15/1922 and attended City High School where he was captain of the football team. In 1941 he was chosen all-state guard for the state of Tennessee. John was a WWII veteran who served from Nov. 1942 to Jan. 1946 and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and many other awards. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty West; children, John G. West of Conyers, GA, Barry Scott West of Lawrenceville, GA, Michelle West Davis and husband, Timothy Davis of Monroe, GA; six grandchildren, Shannon Nicole West of Social Circle, Kyle West and wife, Roxanne, of Bethlehem, GA, Getty Smith of Dacula, GA, Caitlyn Becca Davis, Brittain Scott Davis, and Callie McKenna of Monroe, GA; two great grandchildren, Gwenneth Janey and Grayson Edward West of Bethlehem, GA; brother, David J. West; sister-in-law, Edna West; four nephews and two nieces. John's life will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel followed by a funeral service at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Gary Elliott officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the deacons' fund of Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 1551 Oak Road, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-972-4827. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.

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  1. My brother and my friend. Brookwood will not be the same without you, but we will see you again! That is our hope, that is our faith.

  2. Dear Scottie and family,

    Sherry and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of John, but know that he is now with His Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    With sincere sympathy,

    Kevin and Sherry Pritchett

  3. Scottie,

    Sorry for your loss, but John is in a better place and is without pain.

    Please Know How Much We Care, And that we’re keeping you close at heart during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy

    May God be with you and your family.


    Deborah Whitten

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