John Sherman “Johnny” West passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the age of 97. He was born at Drasco, Arkansas on November 20, 1915 to Joseph and Lily (Endsley) West. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the USS Strong Destroyer DD758 in the Asiatic-Pacific. He was honored to witness the signing of the Peace Treaty.
Johnny is survived by three sons, John E. West, Tom West, Carl West, one daughter Jane (West) Kever, 11 grand-children, 3 great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Martha (Spinks) West, his parents, Joseph and Lily (Endsley) West, three brothers, Delbert, Deward, and Kyle West and one son-in-law, Doug Kever.
Visitation was on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Heber Springs Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Christian Lighthouse Church in Drasco. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery in Drasco.