John Willis West, Jr.

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John Willis West, Jr., age 68 of De Leon, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Abilene, Texas, with his family by his side.

He was born July 3, 1947, in Austin, Texas, to John Willis West, Sr. and Ruby Mae Floyd. John married Judy Hyden January 20, 1967 in Georgetown, Texas.

John retired as a union carpenter. He and Judy moved to De Leon in 2004 and have been members of Fair Haven Baptist Church in De Leon. John loved to be outdoors. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and camping. He loved his family very much and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Judy West; son, John Willis West, III; mother, Ruby Mae Floyd; brother, Asa Lee Floyd; sisters, Cindy Hammack, Paulene Collins and Opal Lambert; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. John was preceded in death by his father, John Willis West, Sr.; step-father, Asa Floyd, Sr.; and brother, George West.

A memorial service celebrating John’s life was held Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in Abilene with Brother Kenneth Wilson officiating.

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