Lenard Ray “L.R.” West

by | October 30, 2015 12:06 pm

Last Updated: October 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Lenard Ray “L.R.” West, 60, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 29, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. West was born May 3, 1955, in White County to the late Lenard West and Anna Faye Gardner West.

He was the director of Sparta Electric System after a career of more than 25 years in auto sales. He loved being on his farm, working with his horses and was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church, in Cookeville.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Vickers West, of Sparta; daughter, Meredith Jones and husband Todd, of Sparta; sons, Matt West and wife Nicole, of Hendersonville, Morgan West and wife Kerri, of Atlanta, Levi West, of Sparta; grandchildren,

Aylah Mott, Ansley Mott, Madison Holtzclaw, Lucas West, Karsyn West; great-granddaughter, Reagan Loughman; brothers, John West and wife Deborah, Jeff Stewart, all of Sparta; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kermit and Lilly Vickers, of Cookeville.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 31, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Crest Lawn Cemetery, in Cookeville. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Oct. 30, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Gaw will officiate, with music provided by The Glorylanders.

Jim Oaks, Jim Payne, Gary Morgan, Jeff Stewart, Steve Dodson and Lyndon Marcom will serve as pallbearers. Monte Manus will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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