|Hershel R. West Jr.|
|Tuesday, April 23, 2013|
Hershel R. West, Jr., 61, Mt. Juliet, passed away Saturday, April at his home after an extended illness.
West was retired from CSX Railroad. He was a Vietnam veteran with the U.S. Army from 1971-1975 and a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. He is preceded in death by his father, Hershel R. West, Sr., sister Joretta West Bilbrey and brother, Johnny Dwight West.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Smith West; son, Brandon Harvey; daughters, Sara West (Jason) Hendricks and Lauren West Kendall; grandchildren, Piper and Graysen Harvey; sisters, Janet West (Edmond) Busey and Joan West; brothers, Kenny (Sherry) West and Denny (Jamie) West; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, April 22 in Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Friel officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardesn with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Don Hall, Charlie Pruitt and Tommy Jones will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation was Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. Condolences may be offered at www.hermitagefh.com. Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138. (615)889-0361.