Earl Wayne West, son of the late Norman Linzy West and Mary Rosenbaum West, was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Tillar, Ark., and departed this life on Aug. 19, 2010, at his residence in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 71 years, seven months and 13 days.
Earl married Mildred Lawson Kinnision on Oct. 21, 1977.
Survivors include, his wife, Mildred West, of Memphis; three sons, Randy Ray Kinnision, of Memphis, Steve West, of Little Rock, Ark., and Aaron Kinnision , of Memphis; one daughter, Connie Raines, of Memphis; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; 10 brothers, Norman Lee West, Robert Otis West, Roy Junior West, Calvin Ray West, Larry Flynn West, Gary Lynn West, Ronnie Dale West, Charles David West, Ronald Joe West and Jerry Wayne West; two sisters, Wanda Lea George, Faye Loraine Sledge and other relatives and many friends.
Earl was preceded in death by a son, Danny Louis Kinnision, a daughter, Sheila Kinnision Payne, a sister, Mary Christine White and a brother, James Owen West. Visitation was 6-9 pm Saturday, August 21,
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett with Rev. George McHan officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Chris Miller, Dallas Draffen, Keith Milligan, Jay Crews, Jimmy Morgan and Randy Payne.